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 surely recognize friends, family and neighbors from the distant and not-so-distant past — such as among the “sorority beauties” below featured in the January 17, 1941 issue of the Minneapolis Spokesman.


Minnesota Sorority Beauties

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.

Front row, reading left to right: Sorors. Shirley Harris, Thelma Berry, Elizabeth Schuck, Pauline Alexander, basileus; Mildred Munson, Jeanette Dorsey and Frances Brown.

Back row: Beatrice Brown, Sylvia Ross, Elizabeth Moore, Elizabeth McCracken, Myrtle Wormley, Beatrice Schuck, Alyce Louise Stewart, June Hawkins and Aretas Blaney.