Photograph of Mohamed Abdullahi.

Mohamed Abdullahi

Mohamed Abdullahi, the first Somali police officer in the city of Minneapolis, on duty in 2012. Photograph by Bill Jolitz. Printed in Somalis in Minnesota, by Ahmed Ismail Yusuf (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2012), 50.

Photograph of adults and children celebrating Somali Independence Day

Adults and children celebrating Somali Independence Day

Adults and children celebrate Somali Independence Day in Minneapolis on July 9, 2016. The holiday is observed in Somalia every year on July 1. It celebrates the creation of Somalia through the unification of the former Italian Somaliland and the former British Somaliland on July 1, 1960. Photograph by Flickr user Fibonacci Blue. CC BY 2.0.

Photograph of women celebrating Somali Independence Day.

Women celebrating Somali Independence Day

Women celebrate Somali Independence Day in Minneapolis on July 9, 2016. The holiday is observed in Somalia every year on July 1. It celebrates the creation of Somalia through the unification of the former Italian Somaliland and the former British Somaliland on July 1, 1960. Photograph by Flickr user Fibonacci Blue. CC BY 2.0.

Map of Somalia

Map of Somalia

Map of Somalia with inset showing its location relative to other parts of the world. Posted by Wikimedia Commons user TUBS, May 19, 2011. CC BY-SA 3.0.

Photograph of Minnesota judges, including Patrick J. McNulty

Minnesota judges, including Patrick J. McNulty

Judges of the US Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota (1970–1982). Patrick J. McNulty is second from right. McNulty awarded damages to the plaintiffs of Jenson v. Eveleth Taconite Co. in 1995. Public domain.

Bird's-eye view photograph of Eveleth

Bird's-eye view of Eveleth

A view overlooking Eveleth and the Mesabi Iron Range. Photograph by Flickr user Peng, March 11, 2015. CC BY-NC 2.0.

Strohfus, Elizabeth (Betty) Wall (1919–2016)

Elizabeth (Betty) Wall Strohfus fell in love with flying airplanes in the 1940s and became a Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) during World War II. She fought for WASP veteran recognition in the 1970s, and from the 1990s until her death, she traveled across the country to tell her story and inspire others.

Photograph of Betty Strohfus, September 27, 2012.

Betty Strohfus

Betty Strohfus, a World War II Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP), talks about her life and experiences as a WASP pilot with airmen and their families during a visit to Nellis Air Force Base on September 27, 2012. Strohfus was stationed at the base when it was called the Las Vegas Army Airfield (1943–1944).

Photograph of Betty Strohfus, September 27, 2012.

Betty Strohfus

Betty Strohfus, a World War II Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP), talks about her life and experiences as a WASP pilot with airmen and their families during a visit to Nellis Air Force Base on September 27, 2012. Strohfus was stationed at the base when it was called the Las Vegas Army Airfield (1943–1944).

Photograph of Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Betty Strohfus, ca. 1940s.

Betty Strohfus

Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Betty Strohfus, ca. 1940s.

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