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Festival Recap: Justin Ellis on Black life and racism in Minnesota

We’re looking back at conversations from MinnPost Festival 2022, including this conversation with Justin Ellis, a journalist, writer and native of Minneapolis.

On Tuesday, April 26, MinnPost welcomed Justin Ellis, writer, journalist and Minneapolis native, to MinnPost Festival to discuss his work on a forthcoming book about the history of Black families and life in Minnesota. The virtual session was moderated by MinnPost Staff Writer Solomon Gustavo.

You can watch a full recording of the event:

We’ll continue to highlight Festival sessions in the week ahead, but you can see recordings of all sessions on our YouTube page right now.

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