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BP-50118-09

Miami University, Oxford (Oxford, OH 45056-1602)
Mary Jane Berman (Project Director: August 2008 to present)

Finding Freedom Summer in Oxford, Ohio

Planning for the development of an exhibition, a self-guided walking tour, and public programs about the Mississippi Summer Project in Oxford, Ohio, which prepared Civil Rights activists for the 1964 Freedom Summer.

The Center for American & World Cultures, Miami University, Oxford, OH, requests support to plan an aggregate of programs about the events of Freedom Summer 1964, some of which took place at Western College for Women. The project includes the creation of: -An exhibition focusing on training for the Mississippi Summer Project of 1964 in Oxford, OH, its role in local, regional, and national history and culture, its impact on other civil rights. struggles and legislation, and its overall legacy for Americans today in our understanding of community engagement, active citizenship, and conflict and resolution processes. -The development of building markers, way-finding means, and a self-guided brochure tour of the Western College historic buildings where Freedom Summer training occurred -Public and educational programs that include lectures, films, discussions, and arts-based programs. We request funds from NEH to support consultant fees and the creation of a project manager staff position.

Project fields:
Museum Studies or Historical Preservation

Program:
Interpreting America's Historic Places: Planning Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2009 – 6/30/2010