Famous neighborhood residents are shown on this mural. Prince attended Bryant Junior High School nearby where he was on the basketball team.
Last night several of us, some form the ‘burbs, walked through the East 38th St. area, an event sponsored by Preserve Minneapolis. Here we saw a familiar injustice: Government builds a freeway through a community of African American residents.
East 38th Street has a reach cultural heritage where African Americans were entrepreneurs, clergy, home builders and more. The brick structures fronting this residential development are all that’s left from the stadium.
Destruction of Central High School was a political decision, replacing it with Green Elementary School. Also the freeway went through this African American neighborhood where land values are less than elsewhere.