Alan Page on justice, his career and retirement

Alan Page
In this Jan 15, 2015, photo, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page laughs during an interview in his chambers in St. Paul, Minn. Page, known as an NFL Hall of Famer with the Minnesota Vikings' Purple People Eaters defensive line from the late 1960s into the late 70s, has spent 22 years as the first black justice on the state's highest court. That chapter will come to an end in August when he hits the mandatory retirement age of 70.
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Justice Alan Page retires this month, after 22 years on Minnesota's highest court.

Before his legal career, Page played for the Minnesota Vikings. He was voted the National Football League's Most Valuable Player in 1971, one of only two NFL defensive players ever to win that award.

Page earned his law degree while playing football. He went on to become the first black man to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court. This month, he hits the court's mandatory retirement age of 70. In retirement, Page plans to devote more time to his foundation, which provides educational scholarships for students of color.

Justice Page joins Tom Weber in the studio to talk about race, education, the Minnesota Supreme Court, the NFL, and his remarkable career.

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