The oldest cemetery member is Morgan Jones, a former slave of a Virginia tobacco field who moved to Minnesota after gaining his freedom. Jones lived in Minnesota for 44 years as a free man. He died in 1906 at the age of 101.
MSR Legacy Archives:
As part of our celebration of 80 years of continuous publication, in 2015 the MSR republished notable stories from our extensive archives of more than 4,000 weekly issues of African American news in Minnesota. Enjoy a blast from the past courtesy of the MSR Archives! If you recognize any of the faces that are not named, please let us know by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The four-hour affair was sponsored by the Spokesman-Recorder, the nonprofit arm of the MN Spokesman-Recorder, as well as Blue Cross and Blue Shield. “The Legacy Boat Cruise is a worthy cause,” said Dr. Adrienne Matthews of Blue Cross and Blue Shield. “Not only does it support the oldest Black newspaper in the city, it supports education as well [as] the scholarship fund. It is incumbent upon us to support this mission.”
The forecast may have called for scattered showers, but for the third year in a row, the rain was held at bay as the Legacy Boat Cruise set sail for a four-hour cruise down the St. Croix River on August 5. The cruise, sponsored by the Medtronic Foundation, featured a buffet-style meal with salad, lasagna, […]
Hundreds gathered on the Legacy Boat Cruise, Saturday, August 6 to set sail down the St. Croix. In this photo, Kathy Washington found her groove on the dance floor as KMOJ’s QBear played a mix of old school favorites. Look for more photos and video in days to come.
To say that Warner Brother’s recording artist Prince is a musical prodigy is almost an understatement. Before he turned 20, Prince had sold nearly three million records. He had recorded three LPs, playing all the instruments and writing and singing all the songs himself. And he’d gotten his first number one single — “I Wanna Be Your Lover.”
The above men bowlers made history Thursday night, May 24, when they became the first men of their race to bowl in the international bowling tournament sponsored by the American Bowling Congress being held this year at the St. Paul Auditorium.
As part of our celebration over the next several months of 80 years of continuous publication, the MSR will be republishing notable stories from our extensive archives of more than 4,000 weekly issues of African American news in Minnesota. Many of our readers will surely recognize friends, family and neighbors from the distant and not-so-distant […]
Nashville, Tenn — Prominent in the annual Fisk University Institute on Race Relations held here July 2 to 14 were several Minnesotans and former residents of the Gopher state.
One of the most delightful holiday affairs was the recent Eta Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha formal at Coffman Memorial Union. A group photo of chapter members is shown above.
On July 1, young Ben Alexander Jr., whose nickname is “Skip”, had his third birthday. Skip is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Alexander, 869 West Central Ave., St. Paul. On his birthday, young Mr. Alexander is shown with some of his young friends and relatives at a birthday party given in his honor by his parents.