"A definitive history of the Negro church...would leave practically no phase of the
history of the Negro in America untouched."--Carter G. Woodson

Oberlin's Sacred Heritage:
The African-American Tradition

Edited by Carol Lasser

Oberlin African-American Genealogy and History Group
Oberlin College History 268

In the Fall of 2003, the Oberlin African-American Genealogy and History Group (OAAGHG) established a partnership with Professor Carol Lasser's "Oberlin History as American History" class (History 268) to research and record the history of Oberlin's African-American churches. This partnership was intended to enrich the experience of college students in doing "real" history in collaboration with stakeholders in that history--the members of the churches whose histories are being written.

OAAGHG wishes to thank Professor Lasser and her students for the sensitive and respectful way in which the project was approached and managed. Professor Lasser and her students wish to thank OAAGHG and especially Anthony Marshall and Phyllis Yarber Hogan, without whose knowledge, wisdom, and hard work this partnership would never have happened.

This material is available in book form for $5. To purchase a copy, download an order form (in pdf) and mail it to
OAAGHG, M.P.O. 0374, Oberlin, OH 44074-0374.

To learn more about History 268, please email Carol Lasser.