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Bust of Frank Boyd in St. Paul’s Frank Boyd Park, 2016. Photographed by Paul Nelson.
A. Philip Randolph, 1920. Courtesy New York Public Library.
Pullman porter Dewey Jackson, c.1955.
Pullman porter Wade Hamilton, c.1920.
Frank Boyd testimonial dinner, with A. Philip Randolph standing, 1951.
Frank Boyd, c.1951.
Frank Boyd was a celebrated organizer in Minnesota for the country’s most influential African American labor union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, from 1926 to 1951.
A publicity photograph of Hilda Simms, c.1955.
A promotional photograph of Hilda Simms for the film Black Widow, 1954.
Hilda Simms (right) posed with one of her younger sisters, Laura, c.1955.
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