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Local scholar Dr. Yelena Bailey presents research from her new book How the Streets Were Made. Learn how federal policies, like redlining, and advertisements directed toward white and Black consumers shaped and reflected Americans’ perceptions of Black life.

Dr. Bailey is a finalist for the 2021 Minnesota Book Award.

About the presenter

Yelena Bailey previously worked as a professor of English and cultural studies before pursuing public policy. She is currently the Director of Education Policy at the State of Minnesota’s Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.

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