Institute for Advanced Study, University Honors Program and Northrop Present

Campus Protests, Representation, and Educational Reform

Past event
Nov 08, 2018
Campus Protests, Representation, and Educational Reform

John Wright (African and African American Studies), David Beaulieu (Department of Education at U of M Duluth), and Lena Jones (HECUA), Moderated by Provost Karen Hanson

The civil rights struggles of the 1960s led to calls for establishment of the Afro-American and American Indian studies programs at the University of Minnesota. In 1969, the activism of African American and American Indian students and supporters led to the founding of the Departments of Afro-American Studies (now African American & African Studies) and American Indian Studies (the first in the nation). The new intercollegiate Higher Education Consortium on Urban Affairs, or HECUA, soon followed. A panel of program founders and leaders will discuss the history of these efforts and the 50-year legacy of educating students about diversity and identity.

This event is part of the 1968/69-2018/19: Historic Upheavals, Enduring Aftershocks Series