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Oberlin Public Library

Oberlin's African American Pioneers

Join the Bicentennial Black History Collabo for Gary Kornblith's presentation on Oberlin's African American Pioneers at the Oberlin Public Library or over Zoom. This presentation will cover the early history of African Americans in Oberlin, ca. 1835-1852.

Time & Location

Mar 02, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Oberlin Public Library, 65 S Main St, Oberlin, OH 44074, USA

About the Event

Join the Bicentennial Black History Collabo for Gary Kornblith's presentation on Oberlin's African American Pioneers at the Oberlin Public Library or over Zoom. This presentation will cover the early history of African Americans in Oberlin, ca. 1835-1852. To attend the presentation over Zoom, visit this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84609721297. The meeting ID is 846 0972 1297 and the passcode is oaaghg

Gary Kornblith taught American history at Oberlin College from 1981 through 2012. He is the joint author, with Carol Lasser, of Elusive Utopia: The Struggle for Racial Equality in Oberlin, Ohio (LSU Press, 2018). Gary currently serves on the Board of Oberlin Community Services and as Trustee and Membership Secretary of the Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society.

This special Bicentennial Black History Collabo presentation is sponsored by the Oberlin African-American Genealogy & History Group and Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society. The Bicentennial Black History Collabo is a group of organizations dedicated to highlighting and celebrating Lorain County's 200 Years of Black History. Partners include the Elyria Black Legacy Connection, Lorain Black History Project, and Oberlin African-American Genealogy and History Group.

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