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.
The campus was abuzz this past weekend as alumni, families, and students took part in the return of several Commencement/Reunion Weekend traditions that included a performance by OCircus!, senior conservatory students, and Illumination in Tappan Square.
Students in the Class of 2022 walk down a shaded pathway that joins a large tent nestled in a backyard on Forest Street. They will soon be welcomed by their host, President Carmen Twillie Ambar, into a spring day senior garden party.
It’s a warm day in Wilder Bowl and the Oberlin community is making the most of it. Some have chosen to spend the day with friends, study, or just have fun like these two handstanding students who also serve as inspiration for this week’s photo series