Letters to the Editor

Letter: TWC name carries historical importance

Monday, September 16, 2013

As a Brown alum who spent more days than he can count in the Third World Center and its various programs, I am a bit skeptical about the move toward a name change that threatens to dilute the great historical and political meaning embedded in “Third World Center.” Princeton’s move from “Third World Center” to the “Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding” is hardly a fitting consolation in my eyes, nor an example Brown should follow. If and when it comes to changing the name of the TWC, my hope is that Brown continues to properly honor its legacy of resistance and student-led struggle without watering down this important history.


Robert Smith III ’09

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  1. They should call it the Patrice Lumumba Friendship of Peoples Center

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