Changing America: President Lyndon B. Johnson Signs the Civil Rights Act, July 2, 1964. Image courtesy of Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

Oct. 17: Changing America – Circle Discussion

The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington were two pivotal events in the advancement of civil rights and were the products of grassroots activism. It has been just over 150 years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and just over 50 years since the March on Washington.

As Metropolitan State University is Minnesota’s sole host of the Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963, Smithsonian exhibit that examines  key figures and aspects of life before and after these historical groundbreaking events, a discussion centered on themes from the Changing America exhibit will be facilitated by Professor Raj Sethuraju 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 at the university Library and Learning Center, 645 7th St E, Saint Paul. The event is open to the public and for all ages.

The Changing America exhibit will run Sept. 21 through Nov. 4 on the first floor of the Metro State Library and Learning Center.