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Civil rights speaker to visit Minnesota West

WORTHINGTON — Rickey Hill, the National Endowment of the Humanities’ civil rights speaker, will present a lecture, “The Bogalusa (Louisiana) Movement: Self-Defense and Black Power in the Civil Rights Struggle,” at noon Tuesday in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington campus.

The presentation is sponsored by the Culture Corner and Humanities Division of Minnesota West, along with Southwest State University at Marshall.

Hill’s work is an effort to rethink some of the dominant themes in the making of the civil rights movement in this southeastern Louisiana city. In addition, Hill also will offer some remarks on an assessment of Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream and a review of the Obama presidency. After the presentation, he will entertain questions from the audience.

The presentation is open to the public.