Our History

Founded in 1955 by two young Black professionals who were living in South Minneapolis, the Monitors Club was born and the name was chosen as a symbol of their commitment to be watchdogs for the Black community. The Club was organized around three principle areas - civic, financial, and social. Committed to carrying out these mission areas directly within the Twin Cities African American community, the Monitors Club is involved with numerous social and civic community events, including forums with educational and political leaders, collaborations and partnerships with community organizations, and social events that focus on bringing people together to support the Black community.

Community leaders often speak at the club’s monthly meetings and members participate in programs that encourage young African Americans to prepare themselves to be active participants in American society and leaders in their own right.