MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE — She rolled her own cigarettes, played guitar, painted with oils and watercolors and insisted her grandchildren mind their manners and use proper English.

“She was a teacher, after all, and very proper,” Sue-Ellyn Rempel said, describing the late grandmother who helped raise her in Winnipeg.

Rempel cried when she learned that the woman she knew as “Nan Nan” for 23 years will soon have her real name — Ruby Cora Webster — emblazoned on the building at St. Cloud State University that houses the departments of English, Political Science and Ethnic and Women’s Studies. A formal ceremony is slated for Oct. 15, re-christening the building to honor the school’s first black graduate in 1909.

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