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UMN celebrates black history on campus with film, panel

Thursday, February 20, 2020

"The University of Minnesota celebrated the 50th anniversary of the African American and African Studies Department with a discussion about Black history on the Twin Cities campus on Tuesday. 

Hundreds gathered in Northrop for the premiere of "This Free North," a Twin Cities PBS documentary showcasing the University’s long and complicated position in Black history. The viewing was followed by a panel discussion of current and former University scholars and activists."