Tag: Oberlin College

The Oberlin Conservatory Receives the Personal Archives of Jazz Great Milt Hinton

Hinton, a native of Mississippi, had a jazz career that spanned more than 70 years and his music can be heard on more than 1,000 recordings. In addition to his music, Hinton was an avid photographer.

Campus Racist Incidents Were a Hoax But Oberlin College Reiterates Its Outrage

After police said the series of racial incidents last spring were hoaxes, the college issued a statement that read in part, "These actions were real. The fear and disruption they caused in our community were real. We will not tolerate acts of hatred and threats of violence regardless of motivation."

In Memoriam: Donald Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II, 1932-2003

Throughout an illustrious career as a jazz recording artist and performer, he taught at North Carolina Central University, Delaware State University, Rutgers University, Hampton University, New York University, Cornell University, Oberlin College and Howard University.

New Discovery of Photograph of Edmonia Lewis

The first African American sculptor to receive international fame, was a student at Oberlin College in Ohio where she was accused of trying to poison two White students and stealing artist supplies. She was acquitted but was not permitted to graduate and spent most of her career in Rome.

Toni Morrison Society Sets Up Shop at Oberlin College

The international literary society founded in 1993 and dedicated to scholarly research on the works of the Nobel laureate, will now be housed at Oberlin College in Ohio.

Foundation to Help Child Soldiers Establishes a Chapter at Oberlin College

Ishmael Beah was a child soldier in Sierra Leone but went on to graduate from Oberlin College.

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