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Photograph of Julia B. Nelson with a pupil, c.1865.
St. Peter Claver Catholic Convent, 1975.
Second grade class, St. Peter Claver, St. Paul, 1959–1960.
Dedication of St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic School, 1950.
Members of the St. Peter Claver Church Choir with their leader, Fr. John Andrzejewski, undated.
Interior, St. Peter Claver Church, St. Paul, c.1916.
Founded in 1888, St. Peter Claver Church was the first African American Catholic Church in Minnesota. The parish was created by St. Paul’s African American Catholic community and an Archbishop who vowed to “blot out the color line.”
Roy Wilkins (second from left) with Samuel Richardson (left), unidentified man, and Governor Wendell R. Anderson (far right), 1975.
Roy Wilkins (center) with Martin Luther King and Thurgood Marshall, c.1959. Photograph by Cecil Layne.
Roy Wilkins, c.1955. Photograph by Fabian Bachrach.
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