A few $50 tickets remain for Bill Clinton’s Monday night speech at U of M

Former President Bill Clinton will speak about civil rights at the University of Minnesota Monday night. He’ll also receive the Dean’s Award for Public Leadership in the event presented by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Officials said a few tickets remain for the event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. at Northrop Auditorium. The $50 tickets are available online.

The speech and award are part of the Humphrey School’s series of events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 06/09/2014 - 12:37 pm.

    Civil Rights Act of 1964

    I won’t be attending Clinton’s speech, but I’m curious to know whether he will mention that his mentor, Sen. William Fulbright, the Arkansas segregationist, and his VP’s father, Al Gore Sr., spoke forcefully against passage of the Civil Rights Act.

    Will he say they were wrong, or will he simply omit their mention? That, plus his history of trampling on the civil rights of the young female employees he violated makes his choice as the featured speaker hypocritical in the extreme.

  2. Submitted by mark wallek on 06/10/2014 - 09:40 am.

    A disappointment

    Bill will undoubtedly not be talking NAFTA and how he personally benefitted from it’s implementation. However, since it gutted my industry and left we middle classers worse off, I cannot say I feel well served by Bill, who interestingly enough blossomed into a multi millionaire just after leaving office.

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