Toni Carter ’75 serves on the Board of Commissioners for Ramsey County, the second-most populous county in Minnesota with its seat at St. Paul, the state capital. The first African American ever to serve on a county board in Minnesota, her interest in public service was sparked during her first year at Carleton, in 1971. She joined a busload of Carls on a trip to Mississippi, where they participated in a voter registration drive. That trip had a profound impact on her, and was the foundation for her ongoing commitment to work for communities that are typically excluded from the democratic process.
This Black History Month Convocation is sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Life.