Transcript of One Day in May: "Racism in Politics and Power'"
Transcript of Edgar Pillow, director of the Hennepin County Office of Economic Opportunity, discussing issues surrounding racism, the government, and systemic oppression. His speech was part of a day focused on speaking and listening to issues of racial injustice, known as "One Day in May," 1968 May 15. Augsburg administration and faculty canceled class for One Day in May and invited speakers to discuss racism in and beyond Minneapolis following the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. Audio digitized from a magnetic reel-to-reel recording on 2018 April 6 and edited for clarity, but the original recording contains segments that are not audible. The image depicts Pillow and comes from a 1968 May 8 article in the Augsburg Echo, front page.
African Americans Minnesota
Minneapolis Office of Equal Opportunity
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Pillow, Edgar (Contributor)
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