Stories tagged "State Capitol": 4
Minnesota State Capitol Historic Site
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard // Saint Paul, MN 55155 The restored Senate, House and Court cambers and other public spaces are included on a guided tour of this architectural masterpiece designed by architect Cass Gilbert.
African Americans in Office
The State Capitol and Mall represent an interesting political history for Minnesota's African Americans. In 1868, the state's black population reached 759 people. That year, the state amended its constitution to allow blacks to vote in…
Nellie Griswold Francis
- A Powerful Political Influence (1874-1969) - Nellie Griswold Francis, wife to William T. Francis (the first black to receive a diplomatic appointment), was a strong political influence in her own right. After leaving her job at West Publishing…
Many skilled black artisans were recruited to Saint Paul to work on buildings going up in the early 1900s. Many of them arrived from Georgia with the marble used in those buildings. Casiville Bullard, a master stonemason, helped build such Saint…