African American community activist and entrepreneur
Thomas Lyles broke a number of barriers. Your students will learn about:
- His work running businesses-a barbershop, funeral home and newspaper
- St. Paul's African American community at the turn of the last century
- His fight against racial discrimination
- The migration of African Americans to Minnesota in the years following the Civil War
"Northern Lights" Chapter 13
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