Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
College of Arts and Sciences
The Way Opportunities Unlimited, Inc. was a non-‐profit community center that operated from 1966—1984 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Inspired by the national black power movement that arose in the 1960s, this community center led a local movement for African American equality. This thesis investigates The Way as a unique example of how black power ideology was implemented at the local level, in a city with a statistically small black population, presenting a northern urban context often overlooked by historians. The Way offered a space where aspiring young black musicians could perform, including Prince.
Paulsen, S. J.(2018). Black Power And Neighborhood Organizing In Minneapolis, Minnesota: The Way Community Center, 1966-1971. (Master's thesis). Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/4793