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Finding Freedom: Memorializing the Voices of Freedom

Finding Freedom: Memorializing the Voices of Freedom

Finding Freedom: Memorializing the Voices of Freedom Summer by Jacqueline Johnson (ISBN 1881163520) 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 1964 and memorializes James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman.

They were the Freedom Summer trainees murdered in Mississippi, whose deaths brought national and world attention on the continuing existence of segregation and violent racism in the United States during the 1960s.

Finding Freedom: Memorializing the Voices of Freedom Summer contains essays from participants in the 1964 training sessions, 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 pho- tographs by photographer George Hoxie. Filmmaker and Baton Rouge native Keith Beauchamp contrib- utes the preface.

BY KARLY M. BROWN

Contributing writer 

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