Community and College Sponsor
Symposium on John Mercer Langston
On Saturday, September 26, 1998 from 1 to 5 p.m. Historic First Church at North Main and West Lorain Streets hosted a free public symposium on "John Mercer Langston and Oberlin's Antebellum African American Heritage" This community and college event was sponsored by O.H.I.O. together with the Oberlin College History and African American Studies departments, the Oberlin College Archives, members of the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association and the Friends of Freedom Society (the Ohio Underground Railroad Association). The program featured Langston's biographers William and Aimee Cheek, as well as representatives from local organizations.
- "John Mercer Langston and Oberlin's Antebellum African American Heritage" keynote address by William and Aimee Lee Cheek
- A biographical sketch of John Mercer Langston
- Selected Speeches by John Mercer Langston
For more information about the symposium, call O.H.I.O. at 774-1700.