"Stories of Freedom Summer" program Oct. 10

Second annual Special Collections Lecture and reception

libraries-fsThree Freedom Summer participants will share their stories and discuss the impact of Freedom Summer in a panel discussion, "Telling Our Stories: Building the Freedom Summer Legacy," at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in 320 King Library.

The free program is followed by a reception during which attendees are invited to view the accompanying exhibit and speak with the panelists.

Panelists Carol Gross Colca, Roland Duerksen and Mark Levy participated in the events of the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project in 1964. They all have donated personal papers from that experience to the Freedom Summer Archive in the Western College Memorial Archives.

Their donations are highlighted in the fall exhibit, "Stories of Freedom Summer from the Western College Memorial Archives," in the Walter Havighurst Special Collections exhibit gallery at King Library. The exhibit runs through Dec. 12.

The program leads a weekend of events at Miami commemorating the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, including a reunion of participants followed by the national conference, "50 Years After Freedom Summer: Understanding the Past, Building the Future," Oct. 13-14.