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John S. Wright in black and white, looking into the camera while stroking his beard

Pioneering Professor, Activist John Wright Retires

The Departments of African American & African Studies and English at the University of Minnesota have announced the retirement of Professor John S. Wright after 35 years of exemplary faculty service. His service to the U precedes and extends beyond his years as a professor. As an undergraduate and graduate student, Wright was instrumental in the 1969 Morrill Hall takeover by the Afro-American Action Committee.

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April 9, 2020

AFRO|50 Gala

Join us for an evening celebrating the African American & African Studies (AA&AS) department's 50-year history of scholarship and activism at the University of Minnesota. There will...