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A Renaissance Black Man in a White Man's World

A Beacon for Freedom in the City

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About Ron Edwards

Rod Edwards is author of "The Minneapolis Story, Through My Eyes," and host of "Black Focus" on Channel 17, MTN-TV, Sundays, 5-7 p.m. He is the former head of the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission and of the Urban League. Readers can reach Ron at:

This is the story of a 40-year struggle to overcome the adversity of racial injustice in Minneapolis. The city has mastered the harmful political and economic machinery for keeping minorities "in their place" in terms of education, housing, jobs, and the war on young Black men. No one knows the story better nor tells the story better than Ron Edwards. The Minneapolis Story is the story of the great experiment of the last outpost of keeping Blacks in their place. Ron Edwards fights the powerful people who are determined to take their misguided and elitist views of how to control a city to the rest of America. He pulls the covers off and exposes their actions with his visions of a real America, one that has a seat at the table for everyone. Checkmate! The Minneapolis Story is also your story as it is the story of every city in America.