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::: Also, visit the Freedom Summer Text Collection :::

 

In 1964, volunteers gathered at the former Western College for Women (now a part of Miami University) for "Freedom Summer", to be trained to register African-American voters in Mississippi. Three volunteers were subsequently found murdered in Mississippi. The events of Freedom Summer helped to call attention to racial inequality and serve as a catalyst for change. The Freedom Summer digital collection is a part of the Miami University Libraries’ commitment to preserving and sharing rare and historical documents for this generation and for those to come. The Freedom Summer digital collection provides an opportunity to learn more about this milestone in the history of the nation regardless of geographical proximity to Miami. I welcome you to this collection and hope that the documents here will help illustrate how far we have come in confronting racial prejudice -and to see why it is necessary to constantly find ways to guard against prejudice and inequality. -Judith Sessions, Former Dean and University Librarian


This project was funded by a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council, the Miami University Libraries, and through the generous support of Catherine Ross-Loveland, a 1952 graduate of the Western College for Women. Questions and comments, please contact Jacky Johnson johnsoj@miamioh.edu -Archivist, Western College Memorial Archives- for questions dealing with content of materials or lesson plans and Elias Tzoc tzoce@miamioh.edu -Digital Initiatives Librarian- for questions dealing with the operation of the website.

 
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