First Black member of the Minneapolis Club honored

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It recently came to the attention of officers of the Minneapolis Club that some of its previous members were not represented among the photos of the club’s membership hanging on its walls, including the club’s first African American member, Cecil E. Newman, founder and publisher of the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. Longtime member Cornell Moore was instrumental in having this oversight corrected. Mr. Newman, invited to join by George Pillsbury in 1965, was a club member until his death in 1976. Present for the installation last week were members of Mr. Newman’s family: (l-r) Wallace “Jack” Jackman, Dr. Tonya Hampton, Tracey Williams-Dillard and Norma Jean Williams.

Photo courtesy of the Minneapolis Club


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