CityPages: Monte Bute ruminates on historic Dinkytown demonstration

By Robert Boos
Posted May 16, 2016

Monte Bute

Monte Bute

Metropolitan State sociology professor Monte Bute speaks with City Pages about the historic 1972 anti-war demonstration in Minneapolis.

“You had to be there at the time. People considered themselves a movement,” Bute tells City Pages. “It was a time that poverty, injustice, domestic issues particularly in neighborhoods really were at the fore. You saw yourself as part of this massive effort to transform America.”

READ: The Dinkytown Riots: Reflecting on the most violent time in U history

Bute and other will talk about that event at a commemoration and retrospective 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 21 at The Root Cellar, University Baptist Church 1219 University Ave. Minneapolis.