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Preparatory_Class_1855.jpg
Helen Ferris (later Mrs. Charles G. Bisbee) and the class she taught in the Preparatory Department during the fall of 1855. Oberlin College offered pre-college education in the Preparatory Department in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the…

Oberlin_Rescuers_1859.jpg
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,…

John_H_Scott_family.jpg
John Scott was a former slave from North Carolina who owned a store in Oberlin. On September 13, 1858 his employee Lewis Sheridan Leary told him about the capture of fugitive slave John Price. Scott borrowed a "swift mare" and a buggy, and raced to…
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