MN Reads: "Minnesota's Black Community in the 21st Century" by Anthony R. Scott et al.

Jun 11, 2020

"You can't be what you don't see."

That's why Anthony Scott and Dr. Chaunda Scott are so dedicated to continuing their father's work. Walter Scott produced a series of books profiling the African-American community of the times (The Scott Collection: Minnesota's Black Community in the '50s, '60s, and '70s) and his children, already working with a non-profit called Minnesota's Black Community Project, released their new book this month.

This tribute to the movers and shakers in the community was released in a dramatically different time and climate than the one its authors might have forseen just a few months ago.

But Anthony Scott is undaunted. He's hoping his book will spur conversation and be a resource to understanding how this time fits into the context of the world. 

"This life requires all hands on deck," he says.

Minnesota's Black Community in the 21st Century by  Anthony R. Scott,  Dr. Chaunda L. Scott, and Dr. Charles E. Crutchfield III is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

And you can listen again to our conversation with Anthony Scott about The Scott Collection here.