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This month we are focusing on some local organizations that are making a difference for people of color in the Rochester community.
This month, we’ve put together a list of BIPOC Minnesotan musicians. This list is in no way comprehensive, but just a starting point.
Here, we are introducing some books, many of them written by people of color, and a short explanation of why they are a great addition to your anti-racism work.
This month, we've put together a list of BIPOC artists local to the Rochester area, the greater state of Minnesota, and a few national artists as well.
Below is just a small list of some of the incredible documentaries focusing on racism and BIPOC lives available on streaming services.
Here, we are introducing some podcasts, many of them hosted by people of color, and highlighting some specific episodes that focus on anti-racism.
We've broken down some of the more common terms and phrases, and included links and resources to help diversify your vocabulary.
One suggestion for parents in reading these amazing books to young children, is to read the Author’s Notes before launching into the book with your child. They are chock full of context and perspective that will help you in explaining things to your child as the stories unfold.
As the only hotel in Southeastern Minnesota to welcome Black people, it accommodated Black celebrity travelers as well. Duke Ellington and Henry Armstrong are just two of the celebrities who stayed at the Avalon.
Embrace the lives, minds, and journeys created by some pretty amazing Black women in honor of both I Love to Read Month and Black History Month.

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