In today's blog, we take a close look at one of Minneapolis’s most influential labor organizers. Anthony Brutus Cassius helped form Minnesota’s first racially integrated union. He was also a lifelong philanthropist, civil rights activist and sports fan.

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Juneteenth is the oldest known holiday to honor the end of slavery in the U.S. Sometimes referred to as America’s “Second Independence Day,” Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas to share the news of the Emancipation Pr...

In February we honor both President’s Day and Black History Month. No U.S. presidents are buried at Lakewood. But Lakewood does serve as the final resting place of Vice President Hubert Humphrey, as well as many African American leaders who helped shape Humphrey’s stan...

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