COLUMBIA, S.C. — Students from the University of South Carolina are spending spring break documenting the lives of military and civilian residents at the Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba. Their work wraps up a national project designed to illuminate America’s century of involvement there.
Allison Marsh is the professor leading the dozen students. She says the group wants to help people understand that Americans have a long history there that is more complex that the recent headlines involving the terrorism suspects being held there.
Their work is part of the venture known as the “Guantanamo Public Memory Project,” led by Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. The students are taking the project’s traveling exhibit with them so it can be shown at the naval base.