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FREEDOM SUMMER REDUX
OXFORD, Ohio -- This summer, the civil rights movement
will come to life for incoming freshmen at Miami University
through Freedom Summer Revisited 1997.
The original Freedom Summer, held in 1964, brought 700
college students from across the country to Oxford's Western
College campus for two weeks of training on voter
registration, community organizing and nonviolent action.
Days after the first group of students headed south,
three activists--James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Mickey
Schwerner--disappeared. The FBI discovered their bodies two
This summers program is a weeklong orientation for
about 22 incoming students.
The students will gather July 12 at Peabody Hall on the
Western College campus, now part of Miami, and then travel to
Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.