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UMD spring break participants perform Freedom Burning

Students, staff and community members who traveled with the Civil Rights History Tour during spring break gather on stage at the end of their performance at the Harbor City International School to sing a civil rights anthem. (Photo by Teri Cadeau)

University of Minnesota Duluth students along with staff, faculty and Duluth community members, are giving a performance, "Freedom Burning," based on Civil Rights history, three times in Duluth. The group recently returned from as spring break history trip to Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. They already performed twice, on March 21 at Harbor City International School Theater and in the AICHO Trepanier Hall. The final performance will be 11 a.m. on Monday, March 27 in the UMD Kirby Rafters. The presentation is inspired by the history of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement and includes music, spoken word and video from a recent spring break trip to Nashville, Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, Jackson, Lexington and Memphis. A question-and-answer session will follow the performance. The trip and the performances are sponsored in part by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation and several units at UMD. For more information see