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Stanley Brown

Harlem Boys Choir Member & School Teacher

Born: Harlem, NY, United States
Heritage: African American

Portia Byrd

School Board Member & Millinery Store Owner

Born: Bartow, FL, United States
Heritage: African American

Willetha "Toni" Carter

County Commissioner and Friend and Student of Paul Wellstone

Born: Bestmer, AL, United States
Heritage: African American

Alice Cooper

School Teacher & Daughter of a Sharecropper

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

Leslie Ellis

African-American Army Veteran and Medical Researcher

Born: Richmond, VA, United States
Heritage: African American

Willie Fort

Principal of Valley View Elementary School

Born: Nashville, TN, United States
Heritage: African American

Jean Fountain

African American Businesswoman, Freedom Rider & Volunteer

Born: VA, United States
Heritage: African American

Don Kodluboy

Swede Hollow Resident, Mentor and Psychologist

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

Harold Mezile

President and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis. As a child who grew up during segregation and the Civil Rights Movement, Mezile has dedicated his life to empowering youth in urban and suburban communities.

Born: Kansas City, MO, United States
Heritage: African American

Richard Rasmussen

Federal Agent, Parent and Community Leader

Born: MT, United States
Heritage: Native American

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

Naima Richmond

Poet, Storyteller and Community Activist

Born: Milon, GA, United States
Heritage: African American

Louise Ross

St Louis Park Resident and Elementary School Teacher

Born: MO, United States
Heritage: African American

Richard Spratt

Born: Charlotte, NC, United States
Heritage: African American

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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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