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Reverend Chauncy Hobart of Red Wing. Chaplain of the Third Regiment of Minnesota Volunteers. Chaplain of the House in the first Territorial Legislature and of the State Legislature in 1877.

Reverend Chauncy Hobart of Red Wing

Reverend Chauncey Hobart of Red Wing, c.1870. Chaplain of the Third Regiment of Minnesota Volunteers. Chaplain of the House in the first Territorial Legislature and of the State Legislature in 1877.

Reverend John Harrison Macomber (standing at center) with Reverend James Franklin Chaffee, Chaucey and Harriet Hobart and Reverend John Hooper at Minnehaha Falls

Reverend John Harrison Macomber (standing at center) with Reverend James Franklin Chaffee, Chauncey and Harriet Hobart and Reverend John Hooper at Minnehaha Falls.

Hobart, Harriet Duncan (1825–1898)

After New York City schoolteacher Harriet Duncan came to Minnesota in 1868, she became an advocate for temperance and women's suffrage. She was president of the Minnesota Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) for seventeen years and urged the WCTU to work on behalf of women's rights more broadly.

Chinese Bazaar at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis.

Chinese Bazaar at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis.

Chinese Bazaar at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, c.1935. Chinese Minnesotans like Woo Yee Sing and his wife Liang May Seen were prominently involved with Westminster's Chinese outreach programs.

Yee Sing Woo standing in front of Yee Sing Laundry, 1319 Nicollet, Minneapolis

Yee Sing Woo standing in front of Yee Sing Laundry, 1319 Nicollet, Minneapolis

Yee Sing Woo, husband of Liang May Seen, standing in front of Yee Sing Laundry, 1319 Nicollet, Minneapolis, c.1895.

Mr. and Mrs. Yee Sing Woo. Wedding portrait.

Mr. and Mrs. Yee Sing Woo. Wedding portrait.

Mr. and Mrs. Yee Sing Woo. Wedding portrait. Photograph by George M. Dempsie, c.1893.

Mr. and Mrs. Yee Sing Woo while on their honeymoon at the Columbia Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. and Mrs. Yee Sing Woo while on their honeymoon at the Columbia Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.

r. and Mrs. Yee Sing Woo while on their honeymoon at the Columbia Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. 1893.

Liang May Seen Woo with her son Howard.

Liang May Seen Woo with her son Howard.

Liang May Seen Woo with her son Howard. Photograph by George M. Dempsie, c.1910.

Liang May Seen (c.1871–1946)

Liang May Seen was the first woman of Chinese descent to live in Minnesota. After escaping from a brothel in San Francisco, Liang learned English, married, and moved to Minneapolis, where she was a leader in the Chinese immigrant community until her death in 1946.

Cooke, Marvel Jackson (1901–2000)

Marvel Cooke was a pioneering African American female journalist and political activist. Cooke's groundbreaking career was spent in a world where she was often the only female African American. Talking about her work for the white-owned newspaper the Compass, she told biographer Kay Mills in 1988, ''there were no black workers there and no women."

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