University of Minnesota exhibit celebrates 40th anniversary of pioneering programs
What: Exhibit opening, "Celebrating 40 Years of African American and American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota"
Where: Room. 120, Elmer L. Andersen Library 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis
When: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (10/22/2009) -- In 1969, the University of Minnesota established the first American Indian Studies and second African American Studies departments in the United States. To celebrate the anniversary of this historic event, the University Libraries are exhibiting archival materials that chronicle the establishment of these pioneering programs. An opening reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis.
The program will feature remarks by Nancy "Rusty" Barceló, vice president and vice provost, Office for Equity and Diversity; Carolyn (Carrie) Schommer, retired Dakota Instructor, department of American Indian Studies; and John S. Wright, Morse-Amoco distinguished teaching professor, departments of African American & African Studies and English.
The exhibit is open to the public now through Saturday, Dec. 5; exhibit hours and directions to Andersen Library are available at http://special.lib.umn.edu/hoursdir.phtml.