“Student Protest Rally is Today”

The Minnesota Daily reports on a large student protest organized to pressure the University administration into making a declaration on student rights and housing. President Coffey refused to make a statement on the closing of the International House when white students moved into a segregated house exclusively for African American men,  or “the Negro problem”, despite a petition with over 1,000 student signatures calling for his reversal of longstanding discrimination policies on campus.

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CreatorMinnesota DailySourceUniversity of Minnesota Archives, "Student Protest Rally is Today," Minnesota Daily, April 14, 1942, p. 1.RightsImage 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 Period1940s