Celestia Bernice Fraction passed away January 9, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois at age 97. She was a former longtime resident of Minneapolis and retired from the Minneapolis Community College as founder of The Learning Assistance Center. The center is dedicated in her name. She was also a longtime active member of Zion Baptist Church and in the community. Celestia was preceded in … [Read more...]
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April 1932 — February 18, 2017 Crawford died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on February 18, 2017. She was born April 1932 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Theodore (Ted) Allen and Ermine Hall Allen and was the granddaughter of Minnesota civil rights leader Stephen Edward Hall. She attended Hill Elementary School and the Lindsey School for the Physically Handicapped … [Read more...]
June 14, 1927 — February 13, 2017 Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Charlotte was the oldest of 11 children. She excelled in school and was one of the few Blacks attending the University of Minnesota. Receiving her Associate’s degree in 1945, she went on to write for two newspapers, the Minneapolis Spokesman and the St. Paul Recorder, both now merged as the Minnesota … [Read more...]
Marth 16, 1922 — January 22, 2017 Marion Mildred Majors McElroy passed away on January 22, 2017. Marion was born to Andrew and Ruth Majors on March 16, 1922 in Minneapolis, MN. She was a trailblazer and her accomplishments are many. In 1940, as an employee of Strutwear Knitting Company, she became the first African American woman to operate the power seaming machine and … [Read more...]
February 27, 1946 — December 24, 2016 Lynda D. Jackman, 70, passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2016 at her home in Bloomington, MN surrounded by loved ones. She was the wife of Wallace (Jack) Jackman. They shared 52 wonderful years of marriage together. Born February 27, 1946 in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of Pearlie Mae and Joseph Dobbins. Lynda … [Read more...]