Letter to Larry Pinkney regarding his earning a place on the Dean’s List for Spring Quarter 1985 at Southwest State University in Marshall, Minnesota, with a GPA of 4.0 (image below):

Southwest State University • Marshall, Minnesota 56258

May 31, 1985

Larry Pinkney
[address omitted]
San Francisco, CA 94107

Dear Larry:

Congratulations on your achievement in earning a place on the Dean’s List for Spring Quarter 1985 with a grade point average of 4.0. You should indeed be proud since this is the highest possible GPA a student can earn.

I commend you for your achievement and am pleased with your accomplishments. Best wishes as you continue to pursue your educational goals.


John A. Hintz
Assistant to the President


Telephone [number omitted]
Southwest State University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Institution


Letter to Larry Pinkney regarding earning a place on the SSU Dean's List for Spring 1985


Larry Pinkney is a veteran of the Black Panther Party, the former Minister of Interior of the Republic of New Africa, a former political prisoner and the only American to have successfully self-authored his civil/political rights case to the United Nations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In connection with his political organizing activities, Pinkney was interviewed in 1988 on the nationally televised PBS News Hour, formerly known as The MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, and more recently on the nationally syndicated Alex Jones Show. Pinkney is a former university instructor of political science and international relations, and his writings have been published in various places, including The Boston Globe, San Francisco BayView newspaper, Black Commentator, Intrepid Report, Global Research (Canada), LINKE ZEITUNG (Germany), 107 Cowgate (Ireland and Scotland), and Mayihlome News (Azania/South Africa). He is in the archives of Dr. Huey P. Newton (Stanford University, CA), cofounder of the Black Panther Party. For more about Larry Pinkney see the book, Saying No to Power: Autobiography of a 20th Century Activist and Thinker, by William Mandel [Introduction by Howard Zinn]. (Click here to read excerpts from the book.)


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