Upper Unit Studies Civil Rights During Year of Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary

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The Upper and Middle School grades started the school year looking at the Civil Rights Movement. We wanted to share and connect with Miami University’s commemoration of Freedom Summer.

Matt Metzler, who has been working for McGuffey part-time, was a Freedom Summer guide. He spoke to the Upper Unit about Oxford’s connection with Freedom Summer, and will be leading a tour of the historical sites on Miami’s Western campus where volunteers were trained.

We discovered that men and women and even children taught the world the meaning of bravery and that who you are doesn’t matter, it’s what you do that makes all the difference. We have discovered being a hero is really just part of being human and every day each person has the opportunity to do something heroic.

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