Our exhibit opens today in Wilson and very soon in the Music Library in Ferguson!
We also have many handouts and plan some exciting events for later in the month - stay tuned to hear more about those!
In pulling together the exhibit, I've been impressed with the amount of information and the role that protest has played here at the U throughout our history. Not only did Vietnam and Civil Rights impact our community but the U was active in protesting China's 1989 actions against protesters at Tiananmen Square - do you remember the 'monument erected along the Mall? - to Shyamala Rajender's fight for the equality of women in the faculty and professional ranks on campus in 1980s, to students protesting the 1935 presentation by the German Ambassador to the U.S. - and a whole lot more!
Intellectual freedom, and other First Amendment rights, have played out many times over the years here on campus. Perhaps Herbert Spencer was right when he posited that "The great aim of education is not knowledge but action."
Stop over and take a look at what we have in both Wilson - basement level by the Government Documents area - and in Music Libraries for the next month!