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U of M panel examines campus racism in the 1930s

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The history of Jim Crow is well known in the South from personal accounts and in history books. However, you have to dig a little deeper to find history of segregated times and events in the North. Some examples of northern racism are well documented right here on the University of Minnesota campus.

On Wednesday, September 13, the university hosted a panel discussion on the exhibit “A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anti-Communists, Racism, and Anti-Semitism at the University of Minnesota, 1930-1942,” showing August 14 through November 30 at Elmer L. Andersen Library on the West Bank. The display shows how the discriminatory efforts of well-known university administrators were concealed.

Read the Minnesota Spokeman-Recorder story.

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