Situated in Oberlin’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at the intersection of Pleasant and Vine Streets, this stunning memorial is the work of Oberlin artist, the Paul Beaver Arnold, Oberlin College’s Eva and John Young-Hunter Professor of Art (1940-1985)
Each year, community members gather at this spot to commemorate and honor the life and legacy of Dr. King.
This is a copy of the Oberlin Collegiate Institute’s first Commencement Exercises which took place on September 6, 1837. The school’s name was changed in 1850 to Oberlin College.
John Mercer Langston (1829-1897)
John Mercer Langston (December 14, 1829 – November 15, 1897) is known as the first African-American lawyer in Ohio and the first black person to be elected to public office in the United States. He became the first dean of the law school at Howard University and helped create the department. He was the first president of what is now Virginia State University, a historically black college. See NOTABLE OBERLINIANS
It's All About That Bass
Oberlin is known for its annual Juneteenth Celebration. There is always music, educational displays, local wares and Civil War Story-Tellers and “Abraham Lincoln” in the midst.
P.P. Stewart with J.J. Shipherd founded the Colony of Oberlin Ohio and Oberlin Collegiate Institute. See NOTABLE OBERLINIANS
The Centennial School
This building had many uses before it was given in 1933 to Oberlin College. A year later, the college donated it to the Oberlin schools and it was used until about 1950 as a grammar school and space for The Oberlin Kindergarten Training School. Eventually the training school became a part of Oberlin College. The building was torn down in 1965.
Note: the original building had a second floor which was determined to be unsafe and was removed circa 1919.