Duluth is a port city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and the county seat of St. Louis County. Duluth had a total population of 86,265 in the 2010 census.
In September 1918, a group calling itself the Knights of Liberty dragged Finnish immigrant Ollie Kinkkonen from his boarding house, tarred and feathered him and lynched him. Kinkkonen did not want to fight in World War I and planned to return to Finland. His body was found two weeks later hanging in a tree in Duluth's Lester Park.
Another lynching in Duluth occurred on June 15, 1920 when three African American circus workers were attacked by a mob and hung after the alleged rape of a teenaged girl. The Duluth lynchings took place on First Street and Second Avenue East, where today three 7-foot -tall bronze statues of the men who were killed have been erected as a memorial. The 1918 lynching victim, Ollie Kinkkonen, was not included on the memorial.
In summer there are often free concerts held in Chester Park, where local musicians play for crowds. The Bayfront Blues Festival is held in early August. Beginning in 2004, Duluth has celebrated Gay Pride with a parade on Labor Day weekend. The city celebrates the Homegrown Music Festival the first week in May each year. Started in 1998, the festival features over 130 local musical acts performing across the city. The Junior Achievement High School ROCKS - Battle of the Bands showcases middle school and high school bands from central Minnesota to the Canadian border and northern Wisconsin and takes place at the DECC mid-April. Duluth is where the Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards are given, honoring books about the region.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,766 and the median income for a family was $46,394. Males had a median income of $35,182 versus $24,965 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,969. About 8.6% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.
Duluth has a humid continental climate, with long, snowy, very cold winters and warm summers. The nickname "The Air-Conditioned City" is given to Duluth due to the cooling effect that Lake Superior has on it during the summer months. Due to the "hill effect," Duluth has never had a tornado touch down within the city limits. Severe thunderstorms do occasionally cross over the city during the summer months. Winter temperatures often remain below 0 °F for periods of weeks. A normal winter brings consistent snow cover from November to April.
Summers are cool and comfortable with daytime temperatures averaging in the 70s °F due to the cooling easterly winds of the lake as opposed to temperatures often over 90 °F inland. Temperatures may occasionally remain below 50 °F during evenings as late in the year as June along the Lake Superior shore, even when the inland temperature is in the 70s °F. The phrase "cooler by the lake" can be heard often in weather forecasts during the summer, especially on days when an easterly wind is expected.
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Family Freedom Center
The Family Freedom School is a new initiative of Community Action Duluth (CAD), in partnership with Duluth's Black community. The Family Freedom School started in September of 2015, as a result of CAD'S mission to empower and engage our community to eliminate poverty and create prosperity and equity in the lives of the people they serve.
Community Action Duluth's organizational stewardship has provided the Family Freedom School initiative with the autonomy to develop a multi-generational approach of community engagement that is culturally specific and cultural relevant.
This community-driven process is designed to empower community members within the Black community specifically to: move forward ideas, develop programming and collaboration and to build capacity of the black community to break the cycle of poverty in Duluth. This collaborative team effort is great news for families, specifically children of color, who are at-risk. The team effort brings us great pleasure and will allow for us to utilize our collective strengths to address culturally specific concerns and develop opportunities to work with youth in the black community.
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AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
African American Cultural Center - Category: Cultural Center - 'Raising the Achievement and Closing the Educational Gap' - 108 East 6th Street, Duluth, MN (218) 733-2192
Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial - Category: Memorial - Memorial for the African American victims of a lynch mob in 1920. Located at Second Avenue East and First Street Duluth, MN (218) 336-2990 - (visit website)
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Family Freedom Center - Category: Community Services - The Family Freedom School is a new initiative of Community Action Duluth (CAD), in partnership with Duluth's Black community. 2424 W 5th Street Duluth, Minnesota (218) 726-1665 - (visit website)
CITY VIDEO CONNECTION
Tosh1 - Bayfront Reggae Fest - Duluth Minnesota July 10,2010.
Church of Restoration Twin Ports - Church of Restoration Twin Ports is a thriving community of faith that inspires people to Reach Upward to GOD in worship, Reach Inward in spiritual formation, and Reach Outward to those in our community as a way to fulfill our mission of Restoration and connecting people to GOD and each other.
- 2623 W. 2nd Street, Duluth, MN (218) 600-1668 - (visit website)
St Mark Ame Church - 530 N 5th Avenue East, Duluth, MN 55805-1919 (218) 722-5349
Fond-du-Luth Casino - Category: Entertainment - The Fond-du-Luth Casino offers its guests and exciting array of gaming entertainment choices for adults 21 or over. - 129 East Superior Street - Duluth, MN 55802 (218) 722-0280 - (visit website)
Great Lakes Aquarium - Category: Entertainment - Teacher workshops and visiting speakers provide enriching experiences for adults as well. - 353 Harbor Drive -
Duluth, MN 55802 (218) 740-3474 - (visit website)
Bayfront Blues Festival (August) Held at Canal Park, Duluth, MN
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National and regional acts on three stages.
Bayfront Reggae/World Music Festival (July) Held at from Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth, MN
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The Midwest's Premiere Music Festival on Beautiful Lake Superior.
Duluth Juneteenth Celebration (June) Held at The Central Hillside Community Center at 12 E 4th St, Duluth, MN (218) 590-9009
Celebrating the Emancipation of African Americans from slavery.
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