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Celebrating the University of Minnesota’s 50th Anniversary of the African American Studies program, the documentary, This Free North, reflects on the people and events that led to its formation, as well as its connection to, and influence on, contemporary students. In the act of looking back, the documentary reminds viewers that history is complicated, divisive, ongoing. This collection of articles supplements some of that complex history with additional context. This Free North is produced with the University of Minnesota.  
Celebrating the University of Minnesota’s 50th Anniversary of the African American Studies program, the documentary, This Free North, reflects on the people and events that led to its formation, as well as its connection to, and influence on, contemporary students. In the act of looking back, the documentary reminds viewers that history is complicated, divisive, ongoing. This collection of articles supplements some of that complex history with additional context. This Free North is produced with the University of Minnesota.  

Explore University of Minnesota History in ‘This Free North’

  FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY Celebrating the University of Minnesota's 50th Anniversary of the African American Studies program, This Free North reflects on the people and events that...

Segregated Student Housing at UMN and the Activists Who Defeated It

This article originally appeared on the website for “A Campus Divided,” a project that explores the University of Minnesota’s history of surveillance and segregation in the...

UMN Students’ Lifelong Commitment to Service & Justice

This article originally appeared on the website for "A Campus Divided," a project that explores the University of Minnesota's history of surveillance and segregation...

Meet the People Behind the Places at the U of M

The University of Minnesota campus is beautiful, to be sure. But have you ever stopped to wonder about the people behind the names inscribed...