Facility & Resources
Afrikan Heritage House (Lord-Saunders)
About 70 students live in Lord-Saunders, creating a family atmosphere that extends beyond the house and into the larger campus community. This hall is a hub for students interested in the cultures, traditions, and issues of African, African American and Afrikan Caribbean societies.
Rice HallLocated at: Rice Hall
10 North Professor St., Oberlin, OH 44074-1097
Completed in 1910 and named in memory of Conservatory Director Fenelon B. Rice, this four-story stone structure was designed by architect Arthur B. Jennings in the Romanesque style. Offices for the departments of African-American studies, creative writing, economics, English, history, Jewish studies, Latin American studies, politics, religion, and women's studies are located in Rice.
Underground Railroad SculptureThis 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.
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