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Bill Green discusses the history of civil rights in Minnesota, appears on KIMT television

kimt_2014Augsburg College Professor of History Bill Green spoke to a crowd at the Rochester Art Center about what he learned while researching Minnesota’s history of race relations. Green is the author of the award-winning book, “Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota.”

KIMT-TV covered the event and interviewed Green, who described similarities and differences between the challenges faced by organizers of the state’s early Civil Rights movement and those involved with the contemporary Black Lives Matter movement.

Lecturer reveals Minnesota's forgotten history

wingerdMinnesota history buffs won’t want to miss the upcoming Chrislock lecture with author and historian Mary Lethert Wingerd. According to Aidan Nancarrow, a senior history and Medieval studies major, Wingerd’s newest release is “an extremely important book about Minnesota history.”

Wingerd’s book, Minnesota’s Forgotten History: How it was Hidden and Why it Matters, examines the years before Minnesota’s statehood. She will speak at Augsburg on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Marshall Room, Christensen Center. This lecture is free and open to the public. Continue reading “Lecturer reveals Minnesota's forgotten history”