From the MSR Legacy Archives

From the MSR Legacy Archives

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 be sure to recognize friends, family and neighbors from the distant and not-so-distant past — such as the checker champ below featured in a July 1937 issue of the St. Paul Recorder.

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Checker Champ At Play

Shown in the above photo is Mill Citian (right) playing a game of checkers against L.V. Douglas. Citian won the open Loring Park checker crown at the tournament held in the summer of 1937. Photo courtesy Mpls. Journal.