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History inspires annual diversity forum

September 26, 2012

  During the summer of 1964, poll taxes, voter ID laws and death threats prevented people from exercising their right to vote. The Freedom Summer Campaign, a group made up mostly of students, traveled to Mississippi in 1964 to register as many African American voters as possible. The campaign...

Historical photographs depict change

February 29, 2012

In light of Black History Month, the Crossman Gallery is paying tribute to the Civil Rights Movement by bringing an award-winning photographer and his photographs to UW-Whitewater. In 1964, Herbert Eugene Randall, Jr., was awarded the John Hay Whitney Fellowship for Creative Photography. Soon after rec...

‘Come alive, April five’ main emphasis of Reverend Jesse Jackson’s visit

March 31, 2011

Popular civil rights activist Jesse Jackson spoke to UW-Whitewater students, faculty and staff Tuesday night, emphasizing the importance of voting, especially in the upcoming April 5 election. “Come alive April five” was Jackson’s go-to saying throughout his talk as he looked to motivate...

An eye-opening spring break experience

March 30, 2011

As we approached thirty hours total bus travel, I realized that our week had come to an end and that the people I had spent the last week hanging around with, talking with and growing with were all going to head in their own directions.  Although we were parting in a physical sense, our minds have a similar quest to bring about unity, equa...

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