Resources for Studying the Lane Debates and
the Oberlin Commitment to Racial Egalitarianism

Lane Seminary
Oberlin Collegiate Institute

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Colonization and Immediate Abolition as Competing Antislavery Strategies

Accounts of the Lane Debates and the Subsequent Controversy

Individuals Involved in the Lane Controversy

Theodore Dwight Weld

The Oberlin Debate over the Admission of Black Students, 1835

Other Websites of Interest

Material for this website has been compiled by Alison Dennis, Elizabeth Harrison, Gary Kornblith, Carol Lasser, Juliet Libes, Braden Paynter, and Rebecca Schlichtig. We thank Roland Baumann of the Oberlin College Archives and Ed Vermue of Special Collections at the Oberlin College Library for their expert assistance.