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BHSU Center for American Indian Studies to host “A History of Urban Segregation in Rapid City” talk Oct. 18; Alum Dr. Eric Zimmer to present

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Historian Dr. Eric Zimmer will return to his alma mater Black Hills State University this week to discuss the decisions and land swaps which led to the consolidation of Rapid City’s Native American population into specific neighborhoods following the closure of the Rapid City Indian Boarding School. His talk with attorney Heather Dawn Thompson will be held Friday, Oct. 18, from 1-3 p.m. in the Joy Center on the BHSU campus in Spearfish. The event is free and open to the public.

Faculty and staff lead initiative to place mural in downtown Spearfish

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Black Hills State University spearheaded the creation of the new public art mural on Jackson and 5th Streets in Spearfish. The vibrant mural, which was a true community project, was completed last week. BHSU students and assistant professor of art, Desy Schoenewies, collaborated with K-12 schools and community organizations to create mural pieces for installation.

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