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Night of Expression

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Thursday, February 22, 2018

The annual Black History Month Night of Expression will be held Tuesday, February 27 at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Members of the campus and community are invited to attend. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. a meal featuring African and African-American cuisine will be held in Brown Dining Room. Guests may purchase a meal at the door for $8.75. At 6:30 p.m., activities move to Kiehle Auditorium for an evening of cultural entertainment.

The evening will also include the announcement of the recipient of the 2018 Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Award. The award is a special honor that was first presented in 2013. It recognizes a Red River Valley native or resident who has actively impacted their community by promoting diversity, multiculturalism, equality, and human rights through demonstrated leadership, service, and advocacy on behalf of underrepresented populations and diverse individuals.

The event is sponsored by the Black Student Association and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Programs at the U of M Crookston.

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit


Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations


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