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Albion College Remembers Story, Legacy of Miriam Winter

Miriam Winter received an honorary degree from Albion College at 2009 Commencement.
Miriam Winter, a child survivor of the Holocaust in Poland who received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Albion College at 2009 Commencement, passed away July 19. "She inspired many at Albion College to think and feel deeply as well as act effectively in defense of those values that make for a humane society," history professor Geoffrey Cocks said.

Wes Dick: Fifty Years After Freedom Summer

Albion College history professor Wes Dick (right) with civil rights leader Julian Bond
"Those of us of age in 1964," writes the Albion College history professor, "remember when we heard the news that three civil rights workers—Mickey Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman—had gone missing as Freedom Summer was just under way. June 21 marks the 50th anniversary of the shocking news."

History Faculty Reflect on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Albion College history professors Wesley Dick and Geoffrey Cocks
Two of Albion College's longest-tenured faculty members—Wesley Dick, professor of U.S. history, and Geoffrey Cocks, professor of European history—share their thoughts about one of the most pivotal moments of World War II.

History's Geoff Cocks Adds Insight to ESPN World Cup Documentary

Geoffrey Cocks, professor of history, Albion College
Albion College history professor Geoff Cocks, noted for his scholarship on Nazi-era Germany and the Third Reich, offered his insight about why the Italian soccer commissioner of the time may have hidden the World Cup trophy as part of an ESPN 30 for 30: Soccer Stories documentary, “Mysteries of the Rimet Trophy.”

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