Finding Freedom, Memorializing The Voices, ppb
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Finding Freedom, Memorializing The Voices, ppb

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Finding Freedom: Memorializing the Voices of Freedom Summer provides detailed information about the Freedom Summer Monument on the campus of Western College at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The monument, dedicated in 2000, commemorates Western s role in Freedom Summer and memorializes James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman, the Freedom Summer trainees subsequently murdered in Mississippi, whose deaths focused national and world attention on the continuing existence of segregation and violent racism in the U.S. The book contains essays from participants in the 1964 training sessions at Western College, including essays by Oxford residents who supported the Friends of the Mississippi Project; monument architect Robert Keller; a poem by Miami University alumna Rita Dove; and period photographs by photographer George Hoxie. Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp contributes a preface.


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