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Oberlin in Photos

March 31, 2020
Yvonne Gay
A man signs a book.
Wendell Berry, author, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer, holds a book signing in Finney Chapel’s atrium. Earlier that day, Berry joined sustainable agriculture expert Wes Jackson for a Convocation discussion on the chapel’s stage. Photo credit: John Seyfried
The installation of a large organ.
Oberlin College President Henry Churchill King desired to have a chapel that could serve as a common meeting place for academic, religious, and musical occasions. Many renovations occurred after Finney Chapel was completed in 1908. The C.B. Fisk Organ was constructed from 1999 to 2000, and dedicated in 2001. The organ contains 4,014 pipes.  Photo credit: Nicholas Masterson ’01
Two women speak at a podium
"Women across the world still face discrimination," Shirin Ebadi stated in her Convocation lecture through an interpreter. Ebadi, an Iranian political activist, lawyer, former judge, and human rights activist, is founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. Photo credit: John Seyfried
An elderly woman speaks at a podium.
Maggie Kuhn addresses her audience. Kuhn was an activist known for founding the Gray Panthers movement, a series of multigenerational local advocacy networks in the United States that confront ageism and many other social justice issues.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Oberlin College Archives
An African American woman speaks at a podium.
Shirley Chisholm holds a Noon Assembly. Chisholm was the first black woman elected to the United States Congress. Photo credit: Courtesy of Oberlin College Archives
A man enthusiastically plays the guitar.
An Oberlin audience is treated to the folk, alternative country, rock, and Americana music sounds of Josh Ritter ’99.
Photo credit: John Seyfried


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