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Albert Alexander

Banker and College Athlete

Born: Meridian, MS, United States
Heritage: African American

Paul Bengston

All-State Wrestling Coach & School Board Member

Born: Owatonna, MN, United States
Heritage: European American

Shlomo Berinhun

Born: Kaheh, Ethiopia
Heritage: Ethiopian Jew

Paul Besseck

Cameroon-Born Firefighter and Father

Born: Cameroon
Heritage: African

Mauricio Córdova

Industrial Engineer with Sara Lee

Born: Quito, Ecuador
Heritage: Ecuadorian

Rosario de la Torre

Advocate for Latino Families and Director of Casa de Esperanza

Born: Mexico City, Mexico
Heritage: Mexican

Ken Dragseth

Vietnam Veteran and School Superintendent

Born: Madison, SD, United States
Heritage: European American

William Lewis Dye, Jr.

African American alumnus of Sanford Middle School who chose to serve his country as a Sergeant in the Marines and later became an anesthesiologist.

Born: Minneapolis, MN, United States
Heritage: African American

Carrie D’Andrea

Therapist, Teacher and Daughter of Well-known Research Scientist

Born: Rochester, MN, United States
Heritage: European American

Jean Fountain

African American Businesswoman, Freedom Rider & Volunteer

Born: VA, United States
Heritage: African American

Jed Hamoud

Bedouin Immigrant and IT Specialist

Born: Lebanon
Heritage: Bedouin

Howard Hoganson

WWII Veteran and Bridge Builder Volunteer

Born: Perley, MN, United States
Heritage: European American

Roland Larson

Eden Prairie Resident and World War II Veteran

Born: MN, United States
Heritage: Swedish American

M. Eprevel Law

Entomologist

Born: Chicago, IL, United States
Heritage: African American, German Irish and Jewish

George Marks

St. Anthony Village resident and City Council Member

Born: St. Anthony, MN, United States
Heritage: European American

Mary Medved

Irish Slovenian-American and Foster Parent

Born: Golden Valley, MN, United States
Heritage: Irish Slovenian-American

Abdivizak Mohamud

Recent St Louis Park resident from Somalia

Born: Mogadishu, Somalia
Heritage: Somalian

Connie Morgan

Teacher and Missionary Who Grew Up in Africa

Born: WA, United States
Heritage: European American

Charles Nichols, Sr.

Advisor to President Johnson, Director of Vocational Education & Founder of Flying Club for Youth of Color

Born: Duluth, MN, United States
Heritage: African American

Jai Ramnarine

Hindu Immigrant, Civil Engineer and Auditor

Born: Guyana
Heritage: Guyanese

Oscar Reed

Former professional American football player who played for the Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons. He currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota mentoring youth in public schools.

Born: MS, United States
Heritage: African American

Chul Schwanke

African-American and Korean adoptee. Former professional football player. Psychologist.

Born: Pusan, United States
Heritage: African-American and Korean

Pam and Don Shea

A story of a couple who grew up with strong extended family ties and who now volunteer with students at Birchview Elementary.

Born: Minneapolis, MN, United States
Heritage: European American

Valerie Tran

Vietnamese refugee "boat person", University of MN social psychology graduate, Program Director of Vietnamese social services program in St. Paul, MN

Born: Saigon, Vietnam
Heritage: Vietnamese

Malcolm Watson

World War II Veteran and Civil Engineer

Born: Columbia Heights, MN, United States
Heritage: Norwegian

Barbara Davis White

Congressional Candidate and Teacher

Born: Minneapolis, MN, United States
Heritage: African American
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