MPR’s Cathy Wurzer interviews author Paul Nelson about his book "Fredrick L. McGee: A Life on the Color Line."
"Fredrick L. McGee: A Life on the Color Line" chronicles the life of Minnesota's first African American attorney. Book follows McGee from his birth into slavery in 1861 through his career as a criminal attorney in St. Paul. McGee practiced in Minnesota for over twenty years. He was respected by both the white and black communities and was well-known for his work in civil rights.
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