Black and white photograph of two girls playing basketball at Phyllis Wheatley House, ca. 1925.

Two girls playing basketball at Phyllis Wheatley House

Two girls playing basketball at Phyllis Wheatley House, ca. 1925.

Black and white photograph of the gymnasium, at the Phyllis Wheatley House, ca. 1925.

Gymnasium, Phyllis Wheatley House

Gymnasium, Phyllis Wheatley House, ca. 1925.

Black and white photograph of children at the Phyllis Wheatley House, 1925.

Children at Phyllis Wheatley House

Children at Phyllis Wheatley House, 1925.

Black and white photograph of a Phyllis Wheatley House Health Program, ca. 1935.

Phyllis Wheatley House Health Program

Phyllis Wheatley House Health Program, ca. 1935.

Black and white photograph of Gertrude Brown with children at Phyllis Wheatley House, ca. 1924.

Gertrude Brown with children at Phyllis Wheatley House

Gertrude Brown with children at Phyllis Wheatley House, ca. 1924.

Black and white photograph teaching good health habits, Phyllis Wheatley House, ca. 1920.

Teaching good health habits, Phyllis Wheatley House

Teaching good health habits, Phyllis Wheatley House, ca. 1920.

Phyllis Wheatley House, Minneapolis

Founded in 1924, the Phyllis Wheatley House was the first settlement house to serve the social service needs of African Americans in Minneapolis. In the 1930s, it became a center of African American life at a time when racial segregation divided the city.

Black and white photograph of Nellie Francis, ca. 1921.

Nellie Francis

Nellie Francis, ca. 1921. Francis was a founding member of the NAACP, a Women's Suffrage activist, and champion of Minnesota's anti-lynching bill. Photograph is from the St. Paul Appeal May 7, 1921.

Black and white photograph of Amanda Lyles, ca. 1913.

Amanda Lyles

Amanda Lyles, ca. 1913. Lyles sat on the Executive Committee of the St. Paul chapter of the NAACP in 1914. Photograh by Kregel Photo Parlors.

Black and white photograph Jose Sherwood, ca. 1918.

Jose Sherwood

Jose Sherwood, ca. 1918. Sherwood was a leading figure in St. Paul's African American community. He helped found the St. Paul chapter of the NAACP.

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