Minnesota Historical Society

African Americans in Minnesota: Telling Our Own Stories

$ 12.95


This book for young readers (age 8-12) features nine African Americans whose lives span the early 1800s to the present day. These remarkable individuals share accounts of family life, immigration, escapes from slavery, school days, sports and games, chores, employment, politics, and civil rights activities.


  • George "Bonga, fur trader, 1800s-1860s
  • Mattie McIntosh, Minneapolis girl, 1890s-1900s
  • James Griffin, athlete and police official, 1930s-2000s
  • Eric Mosley, Minneapolis boy, 1990s-2000s
  • William Grey and John Hickman, pioneer boys, 1850s
  • Nellie Stone Johnson, farmer and urban activist, 1920s-2000s
  • David Taylor, writer and historian, 1950s-2000s
  • Mahamoud Aden Amin, Somali immigrant, 1990s-2000s

  • By: Nora Murphy and Mary Murphy-Gnatz
  • Format: Paper, 88 pgs.,8.5x11 inches
  • Publisher: MNHS Press
  • Product ##: 9780873513807

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