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Theodore Dwight Weld (1803-95) was one of the Lane Theological Seminary students who broke with the seminary following its suppression of discussion on anti-slavery in 1834. Together with Lewis and Arthur Tappan, he formed the American Anti-Slavery…

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Professor John Morgan (1802-1884) taught briefly at Lane Theological Seminary, where he was sympathetic with students active in the Anti-Slavery Society and permitted discussions of abolition in his classroom. The Lane trustees felt such talk in a…

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The Tappan brothers Lewis (1788-1873) and Arthur (1786-1865) were successful businessmen in New York City, philanthropists, and abolitionists. In 1826 the brothers began to import silk from Asia, and they earned a sizable fortune. In 1827 they began…

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The Tappan brothers Lewis (1788-1873) and Arthur (1786-1865) were successful businessmen in New York City, philanthropists, and abolitionists. In 1826 the brothers began to import silk from Asia, and they earned a sizable fortune. In 1827 they began…

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Asa Mahan (1799-1889) graduated from Hamilton College (New York) in 1824 and from Andover Theological Seminary (Massachusetts) in 1827. He was ordained in Pittsford, New York in 1829, and later installed as minister of the Sixth Presbyterian Church…

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Photograph of James Steele (1808-1859) taken upon his graduation with a master's degree in theology from the Oberlin Collegiate Institute in 1840. The mount holds his original signature. Steele was one of the Lane Rebels who came to Oberlin in 1834.…

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This rough log structure, also known as “Rebel Hall,” and “Slab Hall,” was built by the early Oberlin settlers in 1835, to accommodate the students who came to Oberlin from Lane Seminary, Cincinnati. It was a one story building, 144 by 24…

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This photograph of the black and white Oberlin Rescuers, taken outside the Cuyahoga County Jail, is a group portrait of the Oberlinians who were charged and held for their part in freeing runaway slave John Price on September 13, 1858 in Wellington,…
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