Around the Neighborhood - Local Notable

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A bust of Frank Boyd in Boyd Park, across the street from the building where I live. According to the Saint Paul MN web site, Boyd was "Born in Atchison, Kansas, to a Kentuckian and an African American, Frank Boyd organized the Pullman Porters of St. Paul. In 1926, Boyd became an officer in the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Twin Cities Division. Because of his organizing activities, the Pullman Company fired him. He was one of the first two African American electors in the history of the Democratic Party; consequently, in 1944, he attended Franklin D. Roosevelt's inauguration ceremony as a member of the electoral college. "

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