Photo of Underground Railroad Sculpture
The sculpture commemorating Oberlin participation in the Underground Railroad. Photo credit: Courtesy of Oberlin College

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Oberlin, OH 44074

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This environmental sculpture commemorates Oberlin as a major stop on the Underground Railroad, the secret route by which abolitionists helped enslaved persons escape to freedom in the Civil War era. Cameron Armstrong (then a senior at Oberlin College) constructed the piece in 1977 as part of a class art project; the Class of 1977 donated funds that enabled the college to preserve it as a permanent structure, located near Talcott Hall.