Opportunities Abroad: Stories of Four African-American Women


August 4, 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm | Zoom Online Program

Short Description: This illustrated presentation will examine the successes and struggles that four African-American Oberlin College alumnae faced in the art, academic, activist and archival worlds while in Europe.

Extended Description: Opportunities Abroad: Examining the Experiences of Four Female African-American Oberlin College Graduates in Western Europe *Free, advance registration required Ohio History Service Corps/AmeriCorps member Katrina Walker will present her research into the lives of Anna Julia Cooper, Edmonia Lewis, Mary Burnett Talbert, and Ruth Anna Fisher. This illustrated presentation will examine the success that four African-American Oberlin alumnae had in the art, academic, activist and archival worlds in Europe. Their achievements in various fields are often contrasted with the barriers they faced in the United States. These racial barriers came even from within their own educational communities or activist circles, and in some instances Oberlin itself. This free 30-minute presentation plus Q&A session will be presented via Zoom. Registered participants will receive the invitation link a few days before the program. Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkdeiuqD4sGNC3pXKQ_sDZx1a_Pbg4iqmP

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Contact: amanda.manahan@oberlinheritage.org | 440-774-1700 | oberlinheritagecenter.org

Sponsored by: Oberlin Heritage Center

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