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Student of Color Activism with Horace Huntley and Jimmy Patino

  • East Side Freedom Library 1105 Greenbrier St Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106 (map)

Fifty years ago, in January 1969, African American students at the University of Minnesota, supported by other students of color, white activist students, and off-campus communities of color, took over Morrill Hall and demanded the creation of an African American Studies Department. They were successful — and their activism left a long-term impact on the intellectual, social, and community life of the University of Minnesota.

Horace Huntley, a leader of the movement and one of the first to earn a BA in African American Studies, went on to earn a Ph.D. in American History at the University of Pittsburgh. He then returned to his home of Birmingham, Alabama, where he taught history, helped shape and lead the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, conducted a body of oral history interviews, and edited a series of books about the grassroots of the civil rights movement.

Dr. Huntley will be engaged in conversation by Prof. Jimmy Patino of the University of Minnesota's Chicano and Latino Studies Department. Please join us and take part in the conversation.

Free and open to all and 651-230-3294

Earlier Event: February 1
[T]error Film Screening & Panel
Later Event: February 2
Rally Against the Border Wall