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Monday, August 6, 2007

Strib takes a look at the Pages' collectibles

There was an interesting story in the Strib over the weekend about the collectibles that Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page and his wife, Diane Sims Page, keep in their Kenwood-neighborhood home. (See "Going on the Offensive.") The Pages collect "black memorabilia" -- an umbrella term for items relating to the African-American experience, according to the article -- including Ku Klux Klan dolls made by Dallas school children, slave chains and items from the Jim Crow era.

"It's an important reminder for me that life isn't always fair, that not only have things not always been equal, they're still not, and that we need to make sure we don't go back to those ways," Page told the Strib.

Less culturally important -- but fascinating nonetheless -- is the fact that they also have a beautifully restored 1906 Buick in their garage. I can't help wondering what kind of gas mileage that baby gets ...

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