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Sept. 18: Documentary Film 'The Day the '60s Died'

Film will be shown at 4 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 9-13-2017

Mankato, Minn. – Library Services at Minnesota State University, Mankato invites the local community to a free screening of the PBS documentary film, “The Day the ‘60s Died,” Monday, Sept. 18 from 4-5:30 p.m. on campus in Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium.

A PBS website summary says the film “chronicles the chaotic month of May 1970 when it seemed American was at war with itself.”

The film examines the conflicts and controversy surrounding events that occurred during the spring of 1970, as told by the people who witnessed the events. These actions include the May 4 shootings at Kent State, battles in the Cambodian jungle, construction workers fighting anti-war demonstrators on Wall Street and the police shootings at Jackson State College.

The film reinforces themes and topics found in this year’s Minnesota State Mankato Common Read book, “Out of Chaos.”

In the tradition of the Common Read, an audience discussion will follow the 55-minute movie showing. Light refreshments will be offered and parking is available in the Visitors Pay Lot across from Centennial Student Union.

For more information, please contact Monika Antonelli, Common Read chair, by phone at 507-389-2507 or by email at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,110 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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