When MSU-Moorhead students stuck it to The Man

Beat 1968 by a decade

“We always like to think the rebellious students were in the 1960s. I’ve got news for you: There was some rebellion in the 1950s.”

Minnesota State University – Moorhead archivist Terry Shoptaugh about a 1957-58 student rebellion that brought down the university’s authoritarian president.

The cause? Student fees for a monument to the prez, as some see it. The clash — which included a prank, seized newspapers and a little fire — will be the subject of a panel discussion on activism scheduled for this Friday at the university.

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