Thomas Lyles came to St Paul in 1874 and was among that first generation of civic leaders who helped shape the city's African American community. Lyles was a barber, real estate agent, publisher of the Western Appeal newspaper and one of St Paul's first undertakers.
Photo Courtesy of the Western Appeal, 1920
Thomas Lyles Resources
- MHS Visual Resources for Thomas Lyles
- Library Collections Resources for the Western Appeal
- MHS Library History Topics Page for African Americans and Civil Rights
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