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Complicated Relationships: Mary Church Terrell's Legacy for 21st Century Activists

March Church TerrellOn February 26-27, 2016, Oberlin College will celebrate the life and legacy of Mary Church Terrell, Class of 1884 - a feminist, civil rights activist, and founder of the National Association of Colored Women and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The symposium was prompted by the significant gift of the Mary Church Terrell papers to the Oberlin Archives by Ray and Jean Langston. In addition, we'll mark forty years of Gender Studies -- and more than forty years of Black Studies -- at Oberlin.

This event is co-sponsored by the Oberlin College Archives, the Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies Institute, the Africana Studies Department, the Oberlin Alumni Association of African Ancestry (OA4), and the Office of Alumni Relations.

Help Us Make 10,000 Strong Career Connections!

Join our 10,000 Strong Connections Campaign and help us build strong professional networks with other Obies. How can you help? Provide internships, offer winter term housing or projects, respond to student questions on the Oberlin Switchboard (you can also download the Switchboard iOS), update your Tappan "Career Connections" profile, and much more. Our goal is to inspire 10,000 connections between Oberlin students and alumni by June 30, 2016, and we're off to a great start with 3,300 connections in the first four months of the campaign!