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“Drivers see only pavement when they cruise past the junction of Olson Memorial Highway and Interstate 94 in north ...
“Drivers see only pavement when they cruise past the junction of Olson Memorial Highway and Interstate 94 in north Minneapolis today [writes Davis]. I knew that spot when it was the wild corner of Sixth and Lyndale Avenues North. It was the one place in otherwise quiet Minneapolis where people could come to gamble, get drunk, and do other things that were outlawed during the 1920s. Some people called it the Hellhole. I called it home.”
In 2003 the Minneapolis School system named an elementary school in Daviss old neighborhood for him: the new W. Harry Davis Academy. Now in his eightieth year, Harry Davis is a Minnesota treasure. He has probably received more awards for civic service than any other living Minnesotan.
The autobiography of a man who grew up in the segregated city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the early twentieth century and became active in the civil rights movement of the 1960s.