Civil War to Civil Rights History Walk


July 31, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm | 106 N Main St

Short Description: Hear stories about the historic events that reveal both Oberlin's progress and setbacks in race relations from early Oberlin all the way up to the present.

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 Harpers 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. Note: this tour begins near the front steps of First Church (106 N. Main Street; Oberlin) at the northwest corner of Main Street (Route 58) and Lorain Street (Route 511). Advance registration is required and there is limited capacity for each tour. No walk-ons will be accepted. Participants can register online or by calling 440-774-1700. Adults: $6; children/students/members: Free. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.oberlinheritagecenter.org/whatsnew/?action=show&id=648

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Contact: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org | 440-774-1700 | www.oberlinheritagecenter.org

Sponsored by: Oberlin Heritage Center

Previous Repetitions:

  • July 3rd, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
  • July 10th, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
  • July 17th, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
  • July 24th, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm

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