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A Minneapolis Baker Is Giving Away Free ‘comfort Pies’ To Console Her Community

What a sweet gesture!

“Keep your eyes on the pies.” That’s been Minneapolis baker Rose McGee’s delicious spin on a Civil Rights Movement anthem since she began baking sweet potato pies in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014.

Back then, McGee felt a mother’s grief for the young black teen’s tragic end at the hands of police, so much so that she wanted to do something to help.

“I feel it was the Lord who spoke to me: ‘Get up and get some pies down there,'” McGee said in a Minnesota Good Age magazine story, which included this photo from photographer Tracy Walsh.