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November 25, 1946


Teachers strike in St. Paul, Minnesota, the first organized walkout by teachers in the country. The month-long “strike for better schools” involving some 1,100 teachers — and principals — led to a number of reforms in the way schools were administered and operated.

August 8, 1902


Delegates to the St. Paul Trades and Labor Assembly elect 35-year-old Charles James, leader of the Boot and Shoe Workers local union, as their president.  He was the first African-American elected to that leadership post in St. Paul and, many believe, the first anywhere in the nation.

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