A new book provides detailed information about the Freedom Summer Monument on the campus of Western College at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, which was dedicated in 2000. Finding Freedom: Memorializing the Voices of Freedom Summer commemorates Western’s role in Freedom Summer and memorializes James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman, the Freedom Summer trainees subsequently murdered in Mississippi. The book’s author, Jacqueline Johnson, is the archivist of the Western College Memorial Archives, and she talks with Mark Perzel about this tragic time in American history.
If this is the summer you are going to exercise your artistic side, you’ll want to learn all about the Miami UniversityCraftSummer artist workshops. Ron Stevens, the CraftSummer director, joins our Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to talk about the variety of courses being offered, how experienced you do or don’t have to be, and how to get registered for classes that start June 7.
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Miami University is stepping up security at its upcoming graduation ceremonies.
University spokeswoman Claire Wagner says there have been no threats or safety concerns but the school is updating measures as a matter of good practice. She adds the changes are basically the same as those already in place for football games. All bags will be checked and attendees will be "subject to visual inspection of person, parcels, bags and clothing capable of concealing prohibited items."