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The Williams campus is in another idyllic town with a statue to the Civil War.

Equivalency?

 http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMH1E5_The_Soldiers_Monument_Williamstown_MA

The Union soldier statue in front of Griffin Hall was commissioned by the Society of Alumni of Williams College to commemorate Williams College students who died in the Civil War. The monument was dedicated on July 28, 1868. The front of the base is simply inscribed: 1861  1865 .

This statue to the Williams men who died in the Civil War and placed in 1868, three years after the end of the war. A monument to the dead is quite a different statue than one glorifying a specific leader of the Confederacy and erected in the wave of White Supremacy in the 1920’s. These later statues were not to mourn the men killed in the horrific Civil War. but to build the legend of “The Lost Cause”.

A foreboding of things to happen here :

The Recent Neo-Nazi Murder Spree in Context

On April 3, 2013 in Griffin Hall, a talk by Freya Klier, “known for her criticism of communism and fascism, spends a good part of every year traveling to schools to teach the young generation about the GDR, and she also represents incarcerated writers for PEN. In 2012, Klier received the Bundesverdienstkreuz, Germany’s highest honor for civil service.”

https://events.williams.edu/event/the_recent_neo-nazi_murder_spree_in_context

This post has been up-dated 0n 19 August per the excellent observations of DDF and alum-anon.

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