Oberlin and the Struggle for Black Freedom

"The education of people of color...should be encouraged and sustained."
--Resolution passed by the trustees of the Oberlin Collegiate Institute in 1835

Oberlin Anti-Slavery Society

Sarah Margru Kinson: Amistad Captive 

John Mercer Langston

The Underground Railroad

Wilson Bruce Evans

First Church and Oberlin's Early
African American Community

Oberlin-Wellington Rescuers

John Copeland and Harpers Ferry

Mary Jane Patterson

Rust United Methodist Church

Moses Fleetwood Walker

Controversy over the Niagara Movement

Barbershop Controversy

Vernon Johns

Martin Luther King, Jr.