“Student Council to Fight Race Bias”

In 1937, the Negro Student Council at the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Spokesman urged readers to telegram Governor Benson in support of fighting racial segregation and discrimination on campus. Led by Arnold Walker, the initiative hoped to dispel President Coffman’s theory that Twin Cities residents and students were “perfectly satisfied” with current conditions.

CreatorMinneapolis SpokesmanSource"Student Council to Fight Race Bias," Minneapolis Spokesman, February 19, 1937, p. 1.Date19/02/1937RightsCourtesy of Spokesman-RecorderCoverageUniversity of MinnesotaTime Period1930s