A historical record of the Minnesota Eugenics Society and early link to Nazi interest in the ideals of eugenics.
Dennis Banks, Native American leader, teacher, lecturer, activist, and author, was born in 1932 on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. In 1968, he helped found the American Indian Movement (AIM), which was established to protect the traditional ways of Indian people and to engage in legal cases protecting treaty rights of Native Americans, He's best known for leading the 1973 occupation by militant Indians of Wounded Knee
Fredrick McGhee (October 28, 1861 - September 9, 1912) was a co-founder of the Niagara Movement. W.E.B. DuBois credits him with having the original idea for the group. McGhee was an attorney in St. Paul, Minnesota and was the first African American admitted to the bar in that state, as well as in Tennessee and Illinois. He was also one of the first to switch to the Democratic Party (1893). #TodayInBlackHistory