Saluma Omar in her jewelry shop inside Karmel Mall

Saluma Omar in her jewelry shop inside Karmel Mall in Minneapolis. Photograph by Bill Jolitz, 2012. Printed in Somalis in Minnesota, by Ahmed Ismail Yusuf (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2012), 55.

Photograph of sport hijab

Sport hijab made by Minnesota company

Sport hijab with storage bag and tag. Designed by Fatimah Hussein and Jamie Glover and made by Minnesota activewear company Asiya, 2017. The sport hijab was created so Muslim women and girls could participate in sports and physical activity while still upholding their religious and cultural beliefs.

Scan of Ilhan Omar campaign sticker

Ilhan Omar campaign sticker

Sticker promoting Ilhan Omar's campaign for Minnesota State Representative, 2016. Omar won Minnesota's DFL state primary over forty-four-year incumbent DFL Representative Phyllis Kahn and was elected the nation's first Somali American legislator on November 8.

Photograph of a child playing a traditional Somali drum with help from adults

A child plays a traditional Somali drum with help from adults

A child plays a traditional Somali drum with help from adults while celebrating 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 Somali Minnesotans protesting the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul.

Somali Minnesotans protest the 2008 Republican National Convention

Somali Minnesotans protest the 2008 Republican National Convention, held in St. Paul. Photograph by Flickr user relux, September 1, 2008. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0.

Photograph of Sumaya Yusuf and Bibi Abdalla

Sumaya Yusuf and Bibi Abdalla

Sumaya Yusuf and Bibi Abdalla at the Minnesota History Center, June 2004. Yusuf and Abdalla collaborated with the Minnesota Historical Society in 2003 and 2004 to conduct interviews with Somali Minnesotans for the Somali Skyline Tower Oral History Project.

Jenson v. Eveleth Taconite Co.

Lois Jenson and her coworkers Patricia S. Kosmach and Kathleen Anderson filed the lawsuit Jenson v. Eveleth Taconite Co. in 1988, after years of harassment at Eveleth Mines. The case became the first sexual harassment class action tried in US federal court and set a precedent for future harassment trials.

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).

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