Watch ‘A Campus Divided’ event

UMN professors, administrators discussed the exhibit at a public event

Hear from University of Minnesota professors and administrators as they discussed the current exhibit, A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anti-Communists, Racism, and Antisemitism at the University of Minnesota, 1930-1942, at an event held September 13, 2017 at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

Panelists shared their insights about the 1930s at the University when racism and antisemitism were sanctioned and political surveillance was a part of campus life.

Panelists includes exhibit co-curators Riv-Ellen Prell, Professor Emerita of American Studies, and Sarah Atwood, Ph.D. candidate in American Studies, Executive Vice President and Provost Karen Hanson, and John Wright, Professor of African American & African Studies and English.

About the exhibit

Political battles raged at the University of Minnesota from the 1930s to the early 1940s between students and administrators. The campus was divided over issues, which included racial and economic equality, opposition to war, and student rights. Racism and antisemitism were part of campus life. University administrators, with a few important exceptions, were architects of the racially segregated, publicly-financed housing on campus, and approved off-campus housing where Jews were also not welcome.

What: A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anti-Communists, Racism, and Anti-Semitism at the University of Minnesota, 1930-1942
When: August 14 through November 30, 2017
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library Atrium Gallery
HoursDuring regular business hours for Andersen Library


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