For background about the Post Office Protests in Mankato, read the following sections in Out of Chaos:
1. David Phelps (pp. 106-119)
2. Dan Quillin (pp. 119-126)
3. Scott Shrewsbury (pp. 136-143)
A. According to the assigned readings, why was the Post Office, located at 401 S. 2nd Street in Mankato, selected as a place for people to come together and protest?
B. In addition to being a Post Office what other government offices were located in the building?
C. On page 122 Dan Quillin writes about a protest vigil at the Post Office on April 25, 1972.
D. On page 148, Scott Shrewsbury describes how City Manager Bill Bassett agreed to allow the United States flag to be flown upside down at the Post Office.
E. Read the above article from September 12, 2013, Mankato Free Press newspaper. Today people continue to meet each Wednesdays at 12 noon, at Jackson Square Park across from the Post Office. Visit with the protesters at noon on a Wednesday.
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