The “Changing America: Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and The March on Washington, 1963” exhibition closing event and reception will be 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4 at the Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center, LIB302.
Keynote presentation and discussion, “Race in America: Then and Now: “Post-Racial” Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement,” will be led by Lena Jones, professor of political science, Minneapolis Community & Technical College.
Following the presentation, there will be announcement and presentation of the winning entry into the Changing America Digital Story Contest—a 3-minute video presentation of one student’s reflections and learning related to the exhibit. The winner will receive a $500 Amazon.com gift card. Student leaders will assist participants with voting-related questions and registration throughout the event.
The exhibit is on display through November 4 on the first floor of the university’s library. Attendance is free and open to the public during regular library hours: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 11 p.m. Sunday.
This traveling exhibition is presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. It is brought to Metropolitan State by the university’s Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship (ICES), Library Department and Gordon Parks Gallery in partnership with the St. Paul Public Libraries-Dayton’s Bluff Branch. Co-sponsors include Metropolitan State University’s Center for Faculty Development and the Office of the Provost, with additional support from the College of Individualized Studies, Facilities Department and Student Senate.