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Article from "Miami University 1809-2009: Bicentennial Perspectives" on African-Americans in Oxford and at Miami in the 1940s-1960s. Includes photographs of Marian Musgrave, Rita Dove, Arthur F. Miller, and Heanon Wilkins.

The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) used mailers to do much more than disseminate information: they served to spread awareness, raise funds, and increase membership. This flyer requests that sympathetic readers send stamps to assist…

This mailer sent to Miami from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) includes a photograph of the aftermath of the fire at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Sasser, Georgia. The church was one of several in the area that burned, and had…

A photo (c. 1950s or 1960s) of the exterior of Miami's Alumni Library

A photo (c. 1950s or 1960s) of the reference desk at Miami's Alumni Library

Announcement and photographs of Bob Schul's, a 27 year-old Miami student, shock victory at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Schul won the gold medal for the 5000 m distance run, and remains the only American to have done so. From "Miami University" by Dan…

An article on a speech given at Miami University by John Howard Griffin, author of "Black Like Me", on the dehumanization of African-Americans. Griffin, a white American, darkened his skin and shaved his head and recorded the ways he was treated…

Bill Mallory (1969-1973) went 39-12-0 at Miami including an undefeated season in 1973. He later coached at Colorado, Northern Illinois and Indiana.

Bo Schembechler (1963-1968) led Miami to a 40-17-4 record with one conference championship. He would later coach Michigan for 21 seasons and is a member of the NCAA Hall of Fame.

A 1964 photo of Miami's Alumni Library
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