Minneapolis, Minnesota , United States
Oct 11, 2021 03:41pm
Black - Married - NAACP - Christian - Straight -
|Info||First off, as stated above, my name is Alfred Delano Flowers, Jr. I’m married with 5 children and one grandchild. I was born in St. Louis, Missouri but raised in Chicago, Illinois where I attended public high school and Malcolm X Jr. College. My family and I moved to Minneapolis, MN in 1978 at which time, my quest for equal and civil rights started. |
In 1994, I worked for Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, as a Supervisor for Security on a project to take back the high rises and rid them of the drug dealers.
In 1995, I started my own cleaning service (A & P Cleaning Service)
From 1996-2000, I operated a family daycare out of my home. During this transitional time, I became very active in Civil Rights due to personal experiences with the Minneapolis Police Department. It was at that time that I truly became a Community Activist and pursued equal rights, fair housing, quality education and civil rights for African Americans and people of color.
I joined the NAACP in 2000.
In 2003 I was assaulted by the Minneapolis Police Department. That assault inspired me to publish my own talk show on Public Access Television. The show is called, Holding People Accountable.
In 2003 I became a part of the PCRC (Police Community Relations Committee), a committee set up to build a bridge between the community and the police. This included work on Federal Mediation with the Minneapolis Police and the US Department of Justice.
In 2004 my colleagues and I started the African American Community Alliance, which spoke out on issues involving our community economic development.
In 2007 my colleagues and I started The Proactive Urban Initiative. This organization dealt mainly with education and equal employment for African Americans.
So in closing I would like to say that being a Community Activist, father, small business owner, and fighting for some of the same rights and injustices as my fore fathers, is not only a privilege but also an honor.