Black and white photograph of Workmen cleaning Minneapolis Great Northern Depot, 1944.

Workmen cleaning Minneapolis Great Northern Depot

Workmen cleaning Minneapolis Great Northern Depot, 1944.

Black and white photograph of Florence Rood, c.1920s.

Florence Rood

Florence Rood, c.1920s.

Rood, Florence (1873–1944)

Florence Rood was one of the first Minnesota women activists in the Farmer Labor movement. She worked to improve the treatment of teachers and was active in their local and national organizations. Many of the successful struggles in which she participated informed the public of the importance of education and laid the groundwork for improved working conditions for educators.

Color image of a bust of Frank Boyd in St. Paul’s Frank Boyd Park, 2016.

Bust of Frank Boyd in St. Paul’s Frank Boyd Park

Bust of Frank Boyd in St. Paul’s Frank Boyd Park, 2016. Photographed by Paul Nelson.

Black and white photograph of A. Philip Randolph, 1920. Courtesy New York Public Library.

A. Philip Randolph

A. Philip Randolph, 1920. Courtesy New York Public Library.

Black and white photograph of Pullman porter Dewey Jackson, c.1955.

Pullman porter Dewey Jackson

Pullman porter Dewey Jackson, c.1955.

Black and white photograph of Pullman porter Wade Hamilton, c.1920.

Pullman porter Wade Hamilton

Pullman porter Wade Hamilton, c.1920.

Black and white photograph of a Frank Boyd testimonial dinner, with A. Philip Randolph standing, 1951.

Frank Boyd testimonial dinner

Frank Boyd testimonial dinner, with A. Philip Randolph standing, 1951.

Black and white photograph of Frank Boyd, c.1951.

Frank Boyd

Frank Boyd, c.1951.

Boyd, Frank (1881–1962)

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.

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