As part of our celebration over the next several months of our 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 be sure to recognize friends, family and neighbors from the distant and not-so-distant past — such as the gentleman fourth from the left in the photo below from the June 1, 1945 edition of the Minneapolis Spokesman.
WASHINGTON, D. C. — President Harry S. Truman conferred at the White House with a committee of newspaper executives here attending meetings of the Negro Newspaper Publishers Association. Shown above at the White House are, reading left to right: J.E. Mitchell of St. Louis; John H. Sengstacke of Chicago; Frank L. Stanley, Louisville, Ky.; Cecil E. Newman of the Twin Cities of Minnesota; Carter Wesley, Houston, Texas; Dowdal Davis, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. R.L. Vann of Pittsburgh, Pa; Louis E. Martin of Detroit; Carl Murphy, Baltimore; Ted Poston of OWI; Alexander Barnes, Washington, D.C.; Tom Young, Norfolk, Va.; C.A. Scott, Atlanta, Ga.; Howard Murphy, Baltimore; Ira F. Lewis, Pittsburgh; and William O. Walker, Cleveland.