Oct. 1, 2013 — Rick Momeyer, Allegheny College class of 1964, will speak about his experiences as a young college graduate on the front lines for civil rights during the Freedom Summer of 1964. Momeyer’s free public presentation will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8 in the college’s Ford Chapel.
Momeyer, who recently retired as a professor of philosophy at Miami University, teaches and writes in the areas of ethics and political philosophy.
A traveling exhibit that explores the impact that material culture had on the success of the Civil Rights Movement, “Making the Movement: Objects, Objectives, and Civil Rights,” will also open on October 8. The objects that will be on display in the college’s Tippie Alumni Center — pinbacks, pamphlets, mailers, posters and flyers — helped the Civil Rights Movement achieve its objectives of putting an end to segregation and disfranchisement, and each artifact reflects the evolving goals and tactics of those involved in the struggle for equality.
While the exhibit is at Allegheny, through December 31, it will also include artifacts that are specific to Allegheny College as well as photographs from the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, N.Y. “Making the Movement” debuted at the Jackson Center in March.
Both the talk and the exhibit are part of Allegheny College’s Year of Civil Rights, which celebrates the 50th anniversary in 2014 of the Civil Rights Act.
More information on Year of Civil Rights events at Allegheny College, including a keynote presentation by Julian Bond on November 15 and an undergraduate conference on March 28 and 29, can be found at www.allegheny.edu/200.