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We all have our own stories and histories. Inspired by US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey’s poem “History Lessons” the Oberlin community has contributed to the History Lessons Project—a public story sharing effort made up of individuals’ personal “history lesson” statements.  (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)

We all have our own stories and histories. Inspired by US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey’s poem “History Lessons” the Oberlin community has contributed to the History Lessons Project—a public story sharing effort made up of individuals’ personal “history lesson” statements. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)

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A reminder to young activists, as spoken by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt during her visit to Oberlin in 1942: make new history, map out the kind of world we want to build, and to feel the responsibility for taking part in reconstruction. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)

A reminder to young activists, as spoken by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt during her visit to Oberlin in 1942: make new history, map out the kind of world we want to build, and to feel the responsibility for taking part in reconstruction. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)

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President Robert Carr and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Oberlin’s 1965 commencement exercises. Read Dr. King’s commencement address, Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)

President Robert Carr and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Oberlin’s 1965 commencement exercises. Read Dr. King’s commencement address, Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)

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Today on oberlin.edu: a commemoration of class of 1884 alumnae Ida Gibbs Hunt, Mary Church Terrell, and Anna Julia Cooper, who graduated from Oberlin at a time when fewer than 50 African American women in the United States held the coveted BA degree. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)

Today on oberlin.edu: a commemoration of class of 1884 alumnae Ida Gibbs Hunt, Mary Church Terrell, and Anna Julia Cooper, who graduated from Oberlin at a time when fewer than 50 African American women in the United States held the coveted BA degree. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)

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