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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

Jang-Yeon Park

South Korean Pro-Democracy Activist & Nuclear Physicist

Born: Seoul, South Korea
Heritage: Korean

Ralph Peralez

An Organizational Psychologist and storyteller who grew up in Pompey’s Pillar, Montana.

Born: Pompey’s Pillar, MT, United States
Heritage: Mexican

Robert Willis

Father, United States Marine, motivational speaker, employment counselor and athlete

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

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My heartfelt thanks to Larry Long and all the voices from which our history continues to generate encouragement, enthusiasm and wisdom.

Arlo Guthrie, Songwriter, Son of Woody Guthrie

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News & Events

Community Celebration of Place is partnering with Little Free Library on Saturday, May 21, in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the first-ever Little Free Library Festival.

Join highly acclaimed author Kent Nerburn and Larry Long, Executive Director of Community Celebration of Palce for an evening of songs, stories and music.

During 2016, it is a primary program of Community Celebration of Place to transfer their collection into archives that will be open to the public for generations to come.

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