1968 Morrill Hall Take Over, University of Minnesota

Excellent video about the historic Morrill Hall Take Over at the University of Minnesota in 1968.  At the time there were 87 black students at the U, most of them were athletes and many of them not from the Twin Cities.

The students – members of the Afro American Action Committee – who occupied the building demanded scholarships and financial aid for black students, recruitment and guidance for black students, naming the West Bank library after MLK, and curriulum reform. Led by students Rose Mary Freeman, Horace Huntley and Warren Tucker, among others, The Morrill Hall Take Over brought us black studies at the U.

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