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Teach in on Protest and Environmental Music

Date: 04/17/2013

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Room 280 Ferguson Hall

Cost: Free


Teach in on Protest and Environmental Music

Event Schedule
4:00 to 4:20 p.m.: The band, Lynhurst, featuring University of Minnesota students Jacob and Matt Abdo, will perform "Greenback Dollar" and "The Times They are a Changin'." A group of students from the freshmen seminar class in COMM 1901, Environmental Communication, will lead a discussion.

4:20 to 4:40 p.m.: Two students from COMM 1901 will perform two classical pieces, followed by a discussion on classical music as protest music.

4:40 to 5:00 p.m.: Mark Pedelty's band will perform "Dump the Bosses Off Your Back" and one original song. Included will be a discussion of music as environmental protest.

It's been 150 years since "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" became popular during the American Civil War. That bit of trivia prompted Nancy Herther, a librarian at the University of Minnesota, to pull together an event related to the history of protest music.
She's found enthusiastic collaborators, including University of Minnesota students and faculty members who will perform protest music and engage in discussions about the historical significance of protest music.

Mark Pedelty, an associate professor of communication studies, will perform with his band and lead a discussion of music as environmental protest. And he has recruited University of Minnesota students to perform and participate in the discussions.

NOTE: Related exhibits are now open in Wilson Library and the Music Library in Ferguson Hall feature books and resources on protest music from the Civil War to the turbulent 1960s anti-Vietnam war movement to the Arab Spring.


  • Name: Mark Engebretson
  • E-mail: enge@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-625-9148
  • Sponsored by: University Libraries



More information: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/herther/exhibits/

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Nancy Herther, 612-624-2020, herther@umn.edu.

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