“Race Prejudice Exists at U”

In 1929, the University of Minnesota YMCA and YWCA conducted a study on racial discrimination on campus, drawing observations from the state of student housing, treatment by university professors, and service in local businesses. Though the committee undertaking the study refused to draw conclusions, the data and stories they collected draw a damning picture of life on campus for African Americans, who were often held to higher standards in classes, discriminated against in nearby restaurants, and afforded poor and segregated accommodations in housing.  The report is one of the earliest statements of racial discrimination.

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CreatorMinnesota DailySourceUniversity of Minnesota Archives, Minnesota Daily, June 30, 1930RightsImage is available courtesy the University of Minnesota Archives. For additional information about the use or re-use of this image please contact the University of Minnesota Archives at www.lib.umn.edu/uarchives.CoverageUniversity of MinnesotaTime Period1920s