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Power to the People: Activism in the 1970s

October 9 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Civil Rights marches of the 1950s and early 1960s and the anti-war protests of the late 1960s and early 1970s may have been more dramatic, but a quieter kind of citizen activism in the Linden Hills neighborhood during the 1970s caused residents to band together to make their voices heard by city and county governments. 

A panel of local residents, led by Linda Lounsbury, will talk about how they “fought City Hall” and how they won or lost their causes. 

  • Carol Vaubel, one of the founders of the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council, organized meetings to get residents involved in changes to parks and streets.
  • Mike Miller, a past PTA president, advocated saving the Lake Harriet School.
  • Don Hawkinson, a local business owner, was president of the Linden Hills Business Association and active in other causes.
  • Tom Neiman, founder of the Southwest Community Education Program, grew up in a family that initiated numerous activities and organizations to improve their community.

Their commitment to community participation and causes helped make Linden Hills what it is today.

Details

Date:
October 9
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Organizer

Linden Hills History Study Group
Email:
contact@lindenhillshistory.info
Website:
lindenhillshistory.org

Venue

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Linden Hills
4201 Sheridan Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55410 United States
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Phone:
612.922.0396
Website:
www.stjohns-mpls.org