Thursday, November 7th, 7-9 PM
Join the Public Lands History Center for an addition to the American West Program featuring Dr. Kent Blansett, author of A Journey to Freedom: Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power Movement. This event marks the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Altactraz takeover by the activist organization Indians of All Tribes. Blansett explores Alcatraz Island’s complex relationship with Native people and its role in the life of one of the founders of the Red Power Movement: Awaksasne Mohawk Richard Oakes.
A descendant of the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Shawnee, and Potowatomi, Dr. Blansett is a renowned scholar of Native American History and currently serves as an assistant professor of history at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
Event is free and open to the public, reception with audience Q & A to follow presentation
Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
Lory Student Center, North Ballroom
1101 Center Ave Mall
Link to Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1101024196763049/