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Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation 1863, and the March on Washington 1963: Events

Changing America

Changing America Events

Date  Event / Time Location

September 21 - November 4

Changing America Exhibit 

1st Floor, Library and Learning Center, Metropolitan State University 

September 22, 2016

MWWHA Exhibit Tour & Dinner, 6:00 pm

Join attendees of the Midwest World History Association Conference for a docent-led tour of the Changing America Exhibit, followed by dinner at Hmong Village.

1st Floor, Library and Learning Center, Metropolitan State University

September 29, 2016

Opening Reception, 5:00 - 6:30 PM

Keynote, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

William P. Jones, Professor of History, University of MN, and Petronella Ytsma, Photographer and Community Faculty, Metropolitan State University

Susan A. Cole Lounge, 1st Floor, Library and Learning Center, Metropolitan State University 

Room 302, Library and Learning Center, Metropolitan State University

October 17, 2016

Circle Discussion, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Let us come together to examine our history from our individual and collective perspectives using the ancient circle process. Discussion facilitated by Professor Raj Sethuraju. 

Susan A. Cole Lounge, 1st Floor, Library and Learning Center, Metropolitan State University
October 26, 2016

Living Deliberately: Anna Arnold Hedgeman and the Long Civil Rights Movement of the 20th Century, 7:30 PM.

Lecture by Dr. Jennifer Scanlon about Anna Arnold Hedgeman, an Anoka native, educator, and Civil Rights activist who was instrumental in organizing the 1963 March on Washington.

Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University
October 29, 2016 Overcoming Racism Conference -  Guided Tours, 4:00 PM Susan A. Cole Lounge, 1st Floor, Library and Learning Center, Metropolitan State University 
November 4, 2016

Closing Reception, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

  • Guest speaker, MCTC Professor Lena Jones, “Race in America, Then and Now: ‘Post-Racial’ Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement.”
  • Announcement of the Changing America Digital Storytelling Prize finalists and winner.
Susan A. Cole Lounge, 1st Floor, Library and Learning Center, Metropolitan State University 

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Exhibit Tours

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Pennant

 

 

Guided tours of the exhibit are available during specific hours. Please email community.engagement@metrostate.edu to schedule tours for groups.

 

 

Image from Ruth Batson Papers, Schlesinger Library, Harvard University

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