Black and white photograph of William T. Francis, ca. 1904.

William T. Francis

William T. Francis, ca. 1904.

Francis, William T. (1869–1929)

William T. Francis, Minnesota’s first African American diplomat, served as U.S. Minister and Consul to Liberia, West Africa, from 1927 until his death. He investigated and reported on Liberian government complicity in the forced labor of Liberian men and died in Monrovia of yellow fever on July 15, 1929.

Eugene Uphoff

Eugene Uphoff, one of the Freedom Riders from Minnesota, photographed after his arrest by the Jackson Police Department in Jackson, Mississippi on July 11, 1961.

Black and white photograph of U-Meet-Us, Black Senior Citizens Lounge, and Minneapolis Urban League, East 38th St and 4th Ave, Minneapolis, 1975.

U-Meet-Us, Black Senior Citizens Lounge

U-Meet-Us, Black Senior Citizens Lounge, and Minneapolis Urban League, East 38th St and 4th Ave, Minneapolis, 1975.

Black and white photograph of Businesses near the intersection of East 38th St and 4th Ave, Minneapolis, 1975.

Businesses near the intersection of East 38th St and 4th Ave, Minneapolis

Businesses near the intersection of East 38th St and 4th Ave, Minneapolis, 1975.

Black and white photograph of 38th St Food Market, 3800 4th Ave S, Minneapolis, 1975.

38th St Food Market

38th St Food Market, 3800 4th Ave S, Minneapolis, 1975.

Black and white photograph of Muhammad's Mosque, and Church of God in Christ, Minneapolis, 1975.

Muhammad's Mosque, and Church of God in Christ

Muhammad's Mosque, and Church of God in Christ, Minneapolis, 1975.

Black and white photograph of East 38th St near Portland Ave, Minneapolis, 1968.

East 38th St near Portland Ave, Minneapolis

East 38th St near Portland Ave, Minneapolis, 1968.

Black and white photograph of Greater Sabathani Baptist Church, 3805 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, 1975.

Greater Sabathani Baptist Church

Greater Sabathani Baptist Church, 3805 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, 1975.

Black and white photograph of 4th Ave S at 37th St, 1957.

4th Ave S at 37th St, Minneapolis

4th Ave S at 37th St, Minneapolis, 1957.

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