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Teach-in 101: Understanding Our Legacy

AFRO|50 Black Studies and Protest at the University of Minnesota and Beyond
February 25, 2019 - 9:00am

This event was rescheduled due to inclement weather. It was originally scheduled for January 29, 2019.

Join the Department of African American & African Studies (AA&AS) in celebrating its 50th anniversary, AFRO | 50 Black Studies and Protest at the University of Minnesota and Beyond, featuring visiting scholar, Dr. Horace Huntley, University of Alabama.

We will kick off this year-long series of teach-ins examining the past, present, and future of Black protest, activism and community uplift starting with Teach-In 101: Understanding Our Legacy on January 29, 9:00am - 3:00pm in the Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union, University of Minnesota.

At this teach-in we sit down with former student and community leaders to explore the legacy of the 1969 Morrill Hall Takeover and the emergence and impact of Black studies and student activism on university and college campuses across the nation.


Featured Speaker: Dr. Horace Huntley, Morrill Hall Leader 9:00am
Remembrance of Rosemary Freeman Massey, Morrill Hall Leader 10:30am
To Build A Department 11:00am
Lunch on your own Noon - 1:00pm
Solidarity and Community in the Morrill Hall Takeover 1:00pm
African American, African Studies, African Diaspora Studies: Scholarship and Teaching 1:30pm
Black Internationalism 2:15pm

This event is free and open to the public. For more information: email or call 612-624-9847.

Sponsored by: Department of African American & African Studies, Asian American Studies Program, The Black Midwest Initiative, College of Liberal Arts, Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, Department of History, Department of Philosophy, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, Human Rights Program, Immigration History Research Center, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, Office for Equity & Diversity, Minnesota Historical Society, Race, Indigeneity, Gender & Sexuality Studies