Former Minn. Supreme Court Justice Alan Page on life, education, football and the law

Alan Page
Former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page laughed during an interview in his chambers in St. Paul on Jan. 15, 2015.
Jim Mone | AP 2015

Former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page was the first African-American on Minnesota's high court. He shared his views on education and mentoring, race relations in America, and the importance of equal justice under the law.

The NFL Hall of Famer, distinguished jurist and educational leader told retired MPR host Gary Eichten that what he's most proud of is his 44-year marriage to his wife, Diane.

The event was hosted May 9, 2017, by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Click on the audio player above to hear the discussion.

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