Africana Studies
Contact
Department Chair:
Meredith Gadsby

Administrative Assistant:
Rejoice Acolatse

Department Email:


Phone: (440) 775-8923
Fax: (440) 775-6485

Location:
Rice Hall 29
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Facility Detail

Facility Detail

Underground Railroad Sculpture



This environmental sculpture commemorates Oberlin as a major stop on the Underground Railroad, the secret route by which abolitionists helped slaves 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.