Five decades ago, racial tensions, cultural upheavals and technological advances helped define the tumultuous 1968-69 era. This collaborative, yearlong series examines the impact and inspiration of those various events. From an inaugural panel discussion about the 1968 presidential campaign and its Minnesota ties to a gallery exhibit exploring the protest and takeover of Morrill Hall at the University of Minnesota in 1969, the series will culminate with a lecture by Carol Anderson, author of the best-selling White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide. Copresented by the Institute for Advanced Study, University Honors Program and Northrop.
Additional funding and sponsorship has been provided by Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University Libraries, Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, Department of History, Department of English, Department of Sociology, Friends of the Libraries, Imagine Fund, Heritage Studies and Public History, College of Liberal Arts, Law School, and Department of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature.