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Title:
African Americans in Minnesota : telling our own stories
ISBN:
9780873513807
Publication Information:
St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, c2000.
Physical Description:
88 p. : illustrations, maps.
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Summary:
Stories of the lives and times of nine African-American children and adults whose contributions to Minnesota's history span nearly two centuries, from the early 1800s to the present day.
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This book features true stories about the lives and times of nine children and adults whose contributions to their state's history span nearly two centuries, from the early 1800s to the present day. These stories include accounts of family life, school days, chores, games and amusements, employment, escapes from slavery, and immigration. The twentieth-century stories include examples of experiences with racial discrimination and interest in civil rights activities, as well as events in the lives of a recent immigrant from Somalia and his family.


Author Notes

Nora Murphy is the author of A Hmong Family and educational curricula for Hmong and American Indian youth programs in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Mary Murphy-Gnatz earned a degree in elementary education and is now a doctoral student in African history at the University of Minnesota.


Table of Contents

Storytelling and Historyp. 4
Meet George Bongap. 12
Meet William Grey and John Hickmanp. 22
Meet Mattie McIntoshp. 32
Meet Nellie Stone Johnsonp. 42
Meet James Griffinp. 52
Meet David Taylorp. 62
Meet Eric Mosley and Mahamoud Aden Aminp. 72
Glossaryp. 81
Indexp. 83