A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events, and things in Minnesota history.
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.
Hilda Simms with her mother, Lydia Moses during a photo shoot for Life Magazine, c.1950.
Hilda Simms (left) posed for a promotional photo for Life Magazine, c.1945.
Hilda Simms with Earl Hollman and other actors from the Harlem Theater in New York City, c.1943.
Made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. Administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.
Minnesota Historical Society • 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 (Map) • 651-259-3000 © .