Dakota County Historical Society - Community-wide Opportunities - Mapping Prejudice Project - Dakota County
Managed by the University of Minnesota, the Mapping Prejudice Project aims to identify and map racial covenants clauses that were inserted into property deeds to keep people who were not White from buying or occupying homes. From our base in the University of Minnesota Libraries, our interdisciplinary team collaborates with community members to expose the history of structural racism.
Mapping Prejudice would like to bring together volunteers from within the Dakota County area to be the first folks to transcribe Dakota County property records. Mapping Prejudice continues to welcome Dakota County community members to join us for the weekly transcription sessions or to take extra initiative and work on property deed transcriptions on their own time.
To see the maps and data generated by our volunteers, visit the Mapping Prejudice website.
Online via Zoom
Ongoing sessions available. Volunteers are welcomed to volunteer on their own time at their own pace.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Follow along with Mapping Prejudice staff through tutorials and discussions
- Digitally transcribe historic property records
- Familiarity with Zoom
Minimum Time Commitment
Varies on how much you decide to contribute to the program. Flexible to your schedule.
Mild - May include walking short distances over relatively level terrain. Periods of standing or sitting will be required. Activities will mostly occur in a controlled environment such as an indoor office setting.
Any training needed will be taken care of by the event coordinator.
Carissa Thomas | Graduate Research Assistant
Mapping Prejudice; UMN Libraries
309 S 19th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55455
- Accepted Data Privacy Notice - Tennessen Notice Must be Yes
- Signed Volunteer Waiver Must be at least Yes
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