Africana Studies Department

by Africana Studies Department

Impact Area: Arts, Education, Music, Society

Campus Area: Arts and Sciences, Student Life

Funding for this Project ended on 2016-03-17


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On February 26-27, “Complicated Relationships: Mary Church Terrell’s Legacy for 21st Century Activists,” will take place on the Oberlin College campus. Terrell (OC 1884) was an early Black feminist and civil rights activist, a founding member of the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) and the NAACP, and worked tirelessly across lines of race and gender to achieve a more just and equitable society. Despite disappointments, Terrell remained loyal to Oberlin, struggling with its presidents and deans to reaffirm and strengthen its commitment to the education of Black people and women.

This symposium celebrates a significant gift to the Oberlin College Archives of original documents to the Mary Church Terrell Collection.
In honor of this symposium, the Africana Studies Department is raising money for student award funds. Money raised will be used to recognize its students for their excellence in academics, the arts, and/or community service. Please consider a donation to honor Mary Church Terrell’s legacy. 

For more information about the Mary Church Terrell Symposium, visit:

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    Professor Pam Brooks

    Dept. Chair, Africana Studies

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