"This is a Bore" – Population & Church Data

Hi, all! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving–I did. I also hope everyone tuned into Spike Lee’s “Bad 25” documentary on Michael Jackson; it was terrific, but I digress…

I was also able to get some work done during the holiday vacation from work. I’ve updated the book’s preface, and I did a lot of research on Minneapolis population and church data during Prince’s childhood (1950s–1970s). Unfortunately, it was very time-consuming and boring. Here is a little taste (click on images for better views):


Churches and Church Membership by State, County and Denomination: 1971; Minnesota; Hennepin County


As I’ve said in a previous post, this type of research helps me to outline the environment in which Prince grew up.

That’s all for this week, folks!

Oh! One other thing–shout out to @VictoR3mix for giving me some info on a Prince website that I missed in last week’s entry: mplsound.com. Check out my updated post here.

What Minneapolis-based statistics would you like to know?


All blog entries are reposted from my original blog site at http://www.apurpledayindecember.com


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