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Civil rights program is Sept. 30 on Minnesota West campus

A pair of Civil Rights veterans — Dion Diamond and Joan Browning — will be featured at a 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 presentation in the Fine Arts Theatre of Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Worthington campus. The presentation is entitled “Traveling Down Freedom’s Main Lines.”

Diamond took time off as a Howard University student to become an activist in the Civil Rights movement, participating in sit-ins and protests. He was arrested and sent to a prison farm for participating in the Freedom Rides of 1961.

As a college student in the 1960s, Browning participated in the sit-in movement, picketed segregated stores and facilities and was on the Albany Freedom Ride on Dec. 10, 1961.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Anita Gaul at 372-3475 or

Diamond and Browning will also present their program at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.

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