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Seen here are Redd-Williams post members and auxiliary leaders planning a President’s Birthday Ball for January 30, 1942.

For much of the 20th century the Twin Cities had segregated American Legion posts. Seen here are Redd-Williams post members and auxiliary leaders planning a President’s Birthday Ball for January 30, 1942. These balls, held across the country in President Franklin Roosevelt’s honor, raised funds to combat infantile paralysis, or polio.

This photo is taken in the Redd-Williams room in the McBarnes Building. Left to right: Ella Lee Stokes, Lincoln Bynum, Margaret Barker, William Sellers, Corrie Johnson, H. Riley, and John Blanton.


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Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

Posted in Historic Photos

February 1st, 2017

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