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The Tunnel of Oppression Walking Museum at TAMUCC

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

It's called the Tunnel of Oppression -- a walking museum that has been set up on the campus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

The display highlights the cruel or unjust treatment of people throughout time, and even the oppression that continues to affect people here at home today. Needless to say, it's not a display that leaves you feeling happy -- it's can be downright depressing.

The hope is for students to learn something about our history, or even change the way they think or feel about certain topics.

"We're hoping they learn something, and a lot of people are affected by different things here," said Dina Ruiz of the Islander Cultural Alliance. "It's going to touch on something they can relate to, or their families. Someone may know someone who was affected by human trafficking, or may know someone who was a slave at one time."

The Tunnel of Oppression is located inside the University Center ballroom on campus, and highlights everything from the history of slavery to oppression that still continues today -- things like human trafficking, hate crimes, cyber bullying, gender stereotypes, homelessness and body image.

The Islander Cultural Alliance spent hours researching statistics in order to put the eye catching display together. Students are allowed to go at their own pace through the tunnel. Some of the stations are interactive.

If you want to check it out, the Tunnel of Oppression is free and on display through Thursday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.