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Racial Covenants – Ramsey County

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Data Source:University of Minnesota
Update Fequency:As needed
Date Acquired:11/27/2023
Data Available:yes
Metadata Available:yes
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This data layer shows racial covenants in Ramsey County that have been mapped so far. This dataset is a work in progress and is being developed by the Mapping Prejudice Project at the University of Minnesota. Racial covenants were legal clauses placed in property records that restricted ownership and occupancy of land parcels based on race. In 1948, the United States Supreme Court ruled racial covenants to be legally unenforceable, and the Minnesota state legislature outlawed new racial covenants in 1953 and made racial covenants illegal in 1962.

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