Real stories from Northside community legends who have and will continue to pave the way for their neighbors. This project is supported by the Minnesota Legacy Fund.

Spike Moss is a freedom fighter born and raised in the Jim Crow South. In this clip, he speaks on growing up in the South during this time and how racial discrimination differed when he came to Minnesota.

Spike Moss co-founded The Way, a non-profit community center, in order to provide a safe space in North Minneapolis that Black youth could call home. Spike Moss was incredibly involved as an organizer and as its director.

Spike Moss discusses the trials his mother faced as a Black woman and the love he has for her.

Spike Moss talks about the need to stand up to unjust treatment and how the movement was often not pretty, with there being many times he thought his life and the lives of his community members were at stake.

Honoring Spike Moss

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NorthSide Stories is a grant project proudly supported by the Minnesota Legacy Fund.

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