Oberlin Responses & Reactions to Race Issues History Walk


August 8, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | First Church In Oberlin, Front Steps

Short Description: Learn how Oberlin was a leader in abolition in events like the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue & the Raid on Harper's Ferry, but struggled with issues of equality & racism. $6. Advance registration required

Extended Description: This tour highlights historic events that reveal both Oberlin's progress and setbacks in race relations dating from early Oberlin all the way up to the 21st Century. Learn how Oberlin was a leader in abolition, participating heavily in events such as the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue, the Raid on Harper's Ferry, and the American Civil War, but also struggled with its own issues of equality and racism during these early years and later through Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Rights, and today. This history walk will take place at 3:00pm on Saturday, July 11 and Saturday, August 8. The walk begins in front of the First Church of Oberlin. $6/adult. Advance registration required.

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Contact: ohcbiz@oberlinheritage.org | 4407741700 | http://www.oberlinheritagecenter.org/whatsnew/?action=show&id=616

Sponsored by: Oberlin Heritage Center

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