This Week in Photos: In Celebration of Returning Black Alumni
February 4, 2021
Author Ishmael Beah ’04 returned to Oberlin College in 2010 to discuss the publication of his New York Times best-selling book, A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. Four years later Beah’s visit to Finney Chapel took place after the publication of Radiance of Tomorrow, A Novel, which would go on to become another best-seller. Beah’s visits to campus serve as inspiration for this week’s photo series.
Throughout the years Black alumni have given lectures, performances, and master classes at Oberlin. We invite you to relive some of these events.
A first-year TIMARA student's handcrafted soundboard and belongings sit in a sprawling bundle on the walkway in front of Noah Hall. The mound of shoes, luggage, blankets, and bins was a familiar site around campus this week as students unloaded vehicles and moved into residence halls.