Hallie Q. Brown Nursery School

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Hallie Q. Brown Nursery School

By: Anonymous (not verified) | Item of the Day | January 12, 2023

This week in 1938, the Hallie Q. Brown House, named for the African American civil rights advocate and suffragist, moved into its first permanent building in St. Paul. The community center has served residents for over 100 years with education, social services, child care and much more — including this children's carnival held in 1961. In addition to photographs, MNHS holds the historical records of the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center in its collection.

ID: GV7.9 p11 (Locator Number)
Link: http://collections.mnhs.org/cms/display?irn=10699073