Two Weeks in May: Revisiting Minnesota State University, Mankato's Past [Motion Picture]
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When James F. Nickerson took the reins as the new president of Mankato State College in July 1966, the college was rapidly expanding. It was also a time of social unrest in the United States and in Mankato. "Two Weeks in May," uses historic photos, documents, newspapers, film footage, and recorded interviews, to tell the story of the 1972 Vietnam Was student protests at Mankato State College. Years after the events Nickerson would reminisce on those weeks in May 1972 and conclude, that it was a positive reflection of the American way. It was "democracy in action." -- Back cover.
A film made possible by funding provided by Library Services, Minnesota State University, Mankato. With additional funding support from the Department of English at Minnesota State Mankato, the Minnesota State Mankato Foundation, and a grant provided by Prairie Lakes Regional Art Council from funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature.
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documentary film, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Out of Chaos, history, Vietnam War, student protests, James F. Nickerson, history
Higher Education | Social History | United States History
Antonelli, M., Neil, R., & Nickerson, J. (2017). Two weeks in May : Revisiting Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Past [Motion Picture]. Mankato, Minnesota: [Library Services, Minnesota State University, Mankato].