The Segregation of Black Students at Oberlin College after Reconstruction

  title={The Segregation of Black Students at Oberlin College after Reconstruction},
  author={Cally L. Waite},
  journal={History of Education Quarterly},
  pages={344 - 364}
  • Cally L. Waite
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • Education, History
  • History of Education Quarterly
The community of Oberlin, Ohio, located in the northeast corner of the state, holds an important place in the history of the education of Black Americans. In 1834, one year after its founding, the trustees of Oberlin College agreed to admit students, “irrespective of color.” They were the only college, at that time, to adopt such a policy. Oberlin's history as the first college to admit Black students and its subsequent abolitionist activities are crucial to the discussion of Black educational… 

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