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January 22, 2012 SOC 265 Penny Lecture Series: Ann Elizabeth Armstrong The first time I heard about the Freedom Memorial was after taking the Introduction to Disability Studies course at Miami. All the students enrolled in the course met at the Freedom Memorial on Western campus. I had no idea how big of a role the campus, that now is Miami University, played during the Civil Rights Movement. Ann Elizabeth Armstrong told us of the many brave college students from across the nation who participated in an organization formed during the Civil Rights Movement- the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, also known as SNCC. These students traveled across the country, including many places where violence was very prevalent, to raise awareness of the brutality that was occurring, especially due to racial inequality. Since it was just a summer project for these students (and since most of these students were white), it really opened their eyes. Whites, even today, experience what we call “privilege.”
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