"Diesel Heart" Book Talk with Melvin Carter Jr. - Minnesota Historical Society
But Carter turned his life around. As a young man, he enlisted in the US Navy. He used his fighting ability to survive racist treatment, winning boxing matches and respect. And as an affirmative action hire in the St. Paul Police Department, facing prejudice at every turn, this hardworking, talented, and highly principled officer fought to protect the people of the city he calls home.
Diesel Heart is the story of a leader who created a powerful family legacy by standing up for what is right, even in the face of adversity.
5:30 pm Doors Open
6:00 pm Program begins
7:00 pm Book Signing, books will be available for purchase at the event