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A middle school in the Twin Cities recently changed its name, and the new honoree is none other than former Minnesota Vikings great Alan Page.
The school was formerly known as Ramsey Middle School, and was named after Alexander Ramsey, the first governor of the Minnesota Territory in the pre-Civil War era. However, the student body was troubled by Ramsey’s treatment of Native Americans, and sought to have the name changed. That change finally came to fruition this past week.
The school is now named after Page. . .a man who, in addition to being one of the greatest defensive linemen in the history of the National Football League, was also the first African-American to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court. He would probably still be there if he hadn’t hit the state’s mandatory retirement age of 70 in August of 2015.
Congratulations to Alan Page on this latest honor, and to the students of the newly-named Justice Page Middle School for making an excellent choice.