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Celebrating Black History Month
Johnetta Betsch Cole Gloria Marshall

Johnetta Betsch Cole '57 (b. 1936), hon. H.H.D. '95.

A black exchange student from Fisk University who decided to stay at Oberlin to graduate was named president of Spelman College in 1987, serving until 2001.

Gloria Marshall '57 (b. 1938), hon. H.H.D. '88. (Niara Sudarkasa)

Like classmate Cole, she had previously been enrolled at Fisk University. Named president of Lincoln University of Pennsylvania in 1987, Marshall served until 1999.

To celebrate Black History Month, the Oberlin College Archives features the photographs of two of its distinguished graduates.

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