Monday, July 28, 2014
(Minneapolis, MN) -- A south Minneapolis home that became a landmark for the civil rights movement is being recognized for its historical significance. "The Star Tribune" reports the former home of Arthur and Edith Lee has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The house, located at 46th and Columbus, gained prominence when the Lees, along with their young daughter, moved into the home in 1931 as the only black couple in neighborhood. Mobs of people tried to force the family out, but with the help of others, the Lees were able to withstand for two years. Efforts have been made for over a decade to recognized the house for it's historical significance.