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Oakland’s Fred Korematsu Fought to Protect Others from the Same Government Over-Reach He Experienced during WWII.

‘If you have the feeling that something is wrong, don’t be afraid to speak up' ~ Fred Korematsu. Fred Korematsu was born on January 30, 1919, in Oakland, California, to Japanese parents who ran a plant nursery. After graduating high school, he worked as a shipyard welder, a job he was fired from after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. That horrific event turned the United States against its citizens of Japanese descent. A few days after the bombing, police came to the Korematsu's to confiscate cameras, phones, and other devices they believed could be used to signal Japan.
Minnesota StatePosted by
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The Birth of St. Paul's Como Park - a Local Minnesota Marvel

Como Park, looking toward Como Lake - 1898Minnesota Historical Society. The first known person of Euro-American descent to settle in the Como area was Charles Perry. In 1848 he took possession of a 160-acre claim that would later become part of Como Park. In his short time there he farmed the land, grew potatoes and raised cattle. Due to an increased population around him, Perry soon left the land, moving north and settling near (present day) Lake Johanna.
Philadelphia, PAPosted by
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Cpl Waverly Woodson Jr. was a WWII Medic who Saved Over 200 Lives During the D-Day Omaha Beach Battle

“He pulled out bullets, patched gaping wounds, and dispensed blood plasma. He amputated a right foot. When he thought he could do no more, he resuscitated four drowning men. Thirty hours after he set his boots on Omaha Beach, Woody Woodson collapsed.” ~Linda Hervieux (author) -Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, at Home and at War.
Minneapolis, MNPosted by
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Since 1999 Former North Minneapolis School Teacher Has Delivered Sandwiches and More to the Local Homeless and Poor.

"He's such a good person, and he wants to help everybody that he can." – Frankie Richardson. For more than twenty years, former Minneapolis schoolteacher Allan Law, known throughout Minnesota as "The Sandwich Man," has spent his nights driving the inner city streets of the Twin Cities. He provides homemade sandwiches and other items to local poor and homeless people in need.
Saint Paul, MNPosted by
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The Nation’s School Safety Patrol Began in Saint Paul in 1921

Filming the School Patrol (1922)Minnesota Historical Society. A rapid rise in popularity of the automobile in the years leading up to 1920 meant that streets children crossed on their way to and from school were becoming increasingly busy and less safe. Cars were a relatively new thing, and public officials were still writing road safety rules. Sister Carmela Hanggi, a Catholic nun and principal of the Catholic Grade School near the Cathedral in Saint Paul, MN, was concerned about her school’s students’ safety.
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Not All Abductions End in Tears: Philadelphia's Erica Pratt Saves Herself from Kidnappers

On the evening of Monday, July 22, 2002, seven-year-old Erica Pratt was outside of her Southwest Philadelphia home playing with her five-year-old sister and their six-year-old friend Rani Byrd. Suddenly, a car with two men pulled up in a white car with dark tinted windows and called Erica over. She refused, so the passenger jumped out and grabbed her, intent on stealing her away from her family. Rani tried to save her, but the man shoved her to the ground.
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The Kidnapping of Amber Hagerman from a Parking Lot in Texas Led to the 'Amber Alert' System

Photo of Amber Hagerman alongside missing child flyerKWTX10. On Saturday, January 13, 1996, nine-year-old Amber Hagerman and her five-year-old brother Ricky went with their mother Donna Whitson to Arlington, Texas, to see their grandparents. At around 3 pm, the two kids, who had bicycles at the house, asked if they could ride in their neighborhood. It was 70 degrees, and the kids wanted to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather.
Tampa, FLPosted by
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The Early History of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Photo of the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers huddleYouTube. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team is a celebrated NFL franchise with a history that goes back more than forty years. In the early 1960s, Tampa, Florida, was a small but growing city in a larger but still growing region. City leaders decided to upgrade its sports stadium to attract large sporting events and accelerate its growth.
Minneapolis, MNPosted by
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Minneapolis Bicyclist Leona "Dottie" Farnsworth and the Six-Day Races of the 1890s

Leona “Dottie” Farnsworth posing on her bicycle — a Dayton RacerFindaGrave. The introduction of the “safety” bicycle in the mid-1880s ushered in an explosion in bicycling’s popularity, one that continued through the next decade. The opportunity to travel as far as your wheels could take you was intoxicating, and soon a large part of society rode a bicycle. It had social benefits, as well. Bicycling played a vital role in the push for improved public roadways throughout the country and was a major driving force behind the changes in the women’s emancipation movement of the 1890s.
Saint Paul, MNPosted by
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St. Paul's 'Demon of the Wheel' -- The Bicycle Scorcher Menace of the 1890s

The advent of the "safety" bicycle in the mid-1880s pushed bicycling from a fad toward a full-blown national institution. More people took up the "wheel" each day, and its popularity grew by leaps and bounds. However, little was done to accommodate the mode of travel of the new riders. Increasing numbers of bicyclists, called "wheelmen," rode on sidewalks teeming with pedestrians. Frequent collisions made travel unsafe and pushed city officials to pass an ordinance that eventually forced all riders off city sidewalks and onto the street.
Minneapolis, MNPosted by
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The History of the John Orth Brewing Co. in Minneapolis (1850 - 1890)

Orth Brewery, located at 1228 Marshall Northeast, MinneapolisMinnesota Historical Society. John Frederick Orth was born in Rott, Alsace, France on May 20, 1821. He learned the skill of brewing beer while in Rott and honed his skills as a brewer after leaving in 1840. Before immigrating to America, Orth traveled to Germany, Italy, and Spain. In 1847 he arrived in America, landing in Erie, Pennsylvania. On August 6, 1849, Orth married Mary Weinell. Not long after the wedding, the couple moved to Galena, Illinois before settling in St. Anthony, MN in July of the following year. Orth and his “very pregnant wife” were the area’s first German settlers.
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The Killing of Cleveland, Ohio Native , Twelve-Year-Old Tamir Rice

Photo of twelve-year-old Cleveland, Ohio native Tamir RiceSamaria Rice. “No parent should have to endure something like this.” -- Samaria Rice (Tamir's mom) Tamir Rice deserved the benefit of the doubt from the police on November 22, 2014. Instead of approaching the scene with the intent to exterminate a perceived threat, officers should have assessed the situation and attempted to deescalate. That didn’t happen. Rice was a twelve-year-old boy guilty of making a twelve-year-old boy mistake outside of Cudell Recreation Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Unfortunately, it cost him his life.