Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 01:00 am

The North Dakota Kennedy Center in Bismarck will host former Bismarck State College President Larry Skogen for a community conversation at 7 p.m. on Monday.

Skogen served BSC from 2007 until his retirement in 2020. He recently published a book, "To Educate American Indians, Selected Writings from the National Educational Association’s Department of Indian Education, 1900–1904."

“People are beginning to learn about the terrible conditions at Indian boarding schools. With this book, I tell the early 20th century history of educators who worked at those schools and then with their papers I let them tell us -- in their own words -- what they thought about Native students," Skogen said. "It’s a disturbing history that needs to be told.”

The event is free and open to the public. The nonprofit, nonpartisan Kennedy Center is at 1902 E. Divide Ave.