Friday, February 07, 2014

Celebrating Black History Month -- February 2014

An Exhibit in the Goodrich Room, Fourth Floor, Mudd Center
 
In 1935, Oberlin College dedicated a plaque in the Carnegie Library building to commemorate 100 years of black education at Oberlin.  That plaque is now located on the wall outside Azariah’s Café in the Academic Commons of the Mudd Center.  Today we celebrate over 179 years of African American heritage at Oberlin.

Featured in the exhibit are photographs and documents from the collections of the Oberlin College Archives.  The display provides a brief glimpse into
African American history at Oberlin including this entry in the minutes of the January 1, 1835 meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Oberlin Collegiate Institute:  "Whereas information has been received from Rev. John J. Shipherd, expressing a wish that students may be received in the Institution irrespective of color…"
       
Visit the Archives website or the Archives itself to learn more about its holdings related to African American heritage at Oberlin.

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