MinneCulture documentary: “The Godfather of Black Space in Minneapolis”
Listen: The Godfather of Black Space in Minneapolis
For Labor Day, we broadcast an episode of KFAI’s MinneCulture podcast about Minneapolis restaurateur, labor organizer, and civil rights pioneer Anthony Brutus Cassius.
“Anthony Brutus Cassius was questioned by the FBI, fought to be the first Black person in Minnesota to get a liquor license, and his famous greasy burgers were once mentioned on the Johnny Carson show. But above all, starting in the 1930s, Cassius created space for the Twin Cities Black community to eat, drink, organize and connect. Even today, there are hardly any Black-owned bars or restaurants in the Twin Cities. Cassius' story helps us to understand how we got here.”
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