Monthly Archives: June 2009

“A Small Kindness”

Feeding the Hungry in the Twin Cities

By Ayisha Yahya.

A quick glance at your grocery bill is evidence that a dollar just doesn’t go as far as it used to – the cost of food is rising. But while some people can still afford to stock up the fridge and pantry, for others, hunger is a persistent problem. Read the rest of this entry

‘Crusaders of Justice’ Tells Minnesota’s Civil Rights History

Crusaders for Justice book cover courtesy Papyrus Publishing

Crusaders for Justice book cover courtesy Papyrus Publishing

“Crusaders for Justice: A Chronicle of Protest by Agitators, Advocates and Activists in their Struggle for Civil and Human Rights in St. Paul, Minnesota” will be the subject of book-signing events with the author from 11:30 a.m – 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2009, at Rondo Community Outreach Library, 461 N. Dale St., St. Paul; and from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2009, at Golden Thyme Coffee & Cafe, 921 Selby Ave.

By Ann Cader
Papyrus Publishing

…In 1946, the 14th Annual St. Paul Open Golf Tournament barred African American competitors Solomon Hughes and Ted Rhodes…

…In 1968, vandals set fire to the St. Paul house that John McKinney and his family had saved up for 17 years to buy.  Friends and neighbors helped the McKinneys repair their house….

A new book by retired Johnson High School history teacher Arthur C. McWatt relates hundreds of such incidents, big and small. They reveal the dangers, obstacles and humiliations that faced St. Paul’s African Americans over the past two centuries.

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