Arthur Chandler McWatt, born in St. Paul, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2012. He lived his life with honor and integrity. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in history at the University of Minnesota. He retired from 33 years of teaching history in the St. Paul Public Schools.
“Chan,” as his close friends called him, put great effort and energy into ending discrimination. He served on the Catholic Inter-Racial Committee, St. Paul Human Rights Commission and the St. Paul NAACP. He wrote an award-winning book about the civil rights struggle in Minnesota, Crusaders for Justice, and published various essays, short stories and periodicals.
Arthur McWatt was husband to the late Kathleen McWatt. He is survived by children Timothy, Stacy, Christopher and Lynn McWatt; and grandchildren Danae and Austin McWatt, Cole, Reid, and Croix Callahan and Cade McWatt. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and the Summit-University community.
Visitation (10-11 am) and funeral service (11 am— 12 pm) will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1060 West Central Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.