Keenan, Agnes (1910–1979)

Agnes Keenan’s name is among the most prominent in the history of St. Catherine’s College—the school that became St. Catherine University. Although she was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, in 1910, Keenan spent most of her life in St. Paul working as a teacher and community leader.

Black and white photograph of Apistoka at Fort Snelling concentration camp, c.1862–1863. Photograph by Benjamin Franklin Upton.

Apistoka at Fort Snelling concentration camp

Apistoka at Fort Snelling concentration camp, c.1862–1863. Photograph by Benjamin Franklin Upton.

Black and white photograph of two Dakota women at the Fort Snelling concentration camp, c.1862–1863. Photograph by Joel Emmons Whitney.

Dakota Women at Fort Snelling concentration camp

Two Dakota women at the Fort Snelling concentration camp, c.1862–1863. Photograph by Joel Emmons Whitney.

Black and white photograph of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, greeted by Mayor Anderson of Minneapolis, 1931.

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, greeted by Mayor Anderson of Minneapolis, 1931.

Black and white photograph of Fanny Fligelman Brin, c.1925. Photographed by Eugene G. Garrett.

Fanny Fligelman Brin

Fanny Fligelman Brin, c.1925. Photographed by Eugene G. Garrett.

Brin, Fanny Fligelman (1884–1961)

Fanny Fligelman Brin devoted her life to the causes of world peace, democracy, social justice, and Jewish welfare. Her long career as a peace activist included involvement with the National Council of Jewish Women, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and the National Committee on the Cause and Cure of War, among others.

Black and white photograph of Toni Stone throwing out the first ball at a game in San Francisco, c.1965.

Toni Stone

Toni Stone throwing out the first ball at a game in San Francisco, c.1965.

Black and white photograph of Toni Stone meeting her idol, boxer Joe Louis, c.1949.

Toni Stone and Joe Louis

Toni Stone meeting her idol, boxer Joe Louis, c.1949.

Stone, Marcenia Lyle "Toni", 1921–1996

Marcenia Lyle (Toni "Tomboy") Stone broke both gender and racial barriers by becoming the first female professional baseball player in the Negro Major League. During her career, she played with a variety of men's teams before making history when she joined the Indianapolis Clowns, a Negro Major League Team.

Black and white photograph of Nellie Stone Johnson, c.1935.

Nellie Stone Johnson

Nellie Stone Johnson, c.1935.

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