5. Memorial Hidden in Plain Sight in Queens College
One of the largest tributes on campus is often overlooked and has a connection to one of the many protests of the Civil Rights Movement, specifically the Freedom Summer of 1964. During the Freedom Summer, James E. Chaney, Michael H. Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman were killed for attempting to register black people to vote. Their murders brought nationwide attention to the significance of the activism prevalent in the Civil Rights Movement. At the time, Goodman was a student at Queens College set to graduate the following year. The trio were memorialized with the addition of the Chaney-Schwerner-Goodman Clocktower, located outside of Rosenthal Library. It is a testament to Queens College’s continued support of social causes.