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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…

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 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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