Legacy Boat Cruise 2018

Boat cruise fosters community spirit – and fun (photos)

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.”

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From the MSR Legacy Archives | Prince at age 20

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.”

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MSR river cruise celebrated 80 years of publishing

On Saturday, August 1, friends, supporters and contributors of the oldest African American-owned business in Minnesota gathered at St. Croix Boat & Packet on 525 Main Street South in Stillwater to commemorate 80 years of continuous publication of the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR) with a riverboat cruise celebration.

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From the MSR Legacy Archives

Seldom photographed together are two of the men pictured above, Walter White, secretary of the NAACP, and Lester Granger, executive secretary of the National Urban League, top officials of the two most powerful interracial organizations in America. White and Granger “call most of the signals and carry the ball” in most of the moves to further the cause of the American Negro.

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