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Category: African American History

panorama map of St. Paul with the river in the foreground

As Seen in the Appeal – St. Paul’s African American Business Community

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

The Western Appeal and the Appeal were noted African-American weekly newspapers published in St. Paul that covered news but also provided a way for African American businesses to advertise in the St. Paul area. The publication was celebrating their quarto-centennial (25th) anniversary and along with this souvenir edition, the paper held a celebration at the Junior Pioneer Hall that featured a number of speeches and musical performances.

three women, one girl, and one man all Black, sitting in chairs waiting

A “Reliable Source” for the Assurance of Adequate Accommodations

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

In June 2017 the Washington Post featured a story about The Negro Motorist Green Book published from the mid 1930’s until the late 1960‘s and used by African American travelers in the United States. I had heard about them and figured we had them, which we do (New York Public Library has digitized a number …