Oberlin College was the first American college to admit students of color in 1835. Two years later, Oberlin became the first to admit women into the four-year bachelor’s degree program. In 1841, three women (Mary Caroline Rudd, Mary Hosford and Elizabeth Prall) graduated with their bachelor’s degree. In addition, Mary Jane Patterson became the first African American woman to graduate from an established four-year American college. She graduated in 1862 with a B.A. degree and highest honors.
- Rutherford & Lucy Hayes on their wedding day, 1852 — Share the History Love... Rutherford B. Hayes and his wife Lucy on their wedding day on December 30, 1852. Share the History Love... [...]
- Women workers stain wings for a De Havilland DH-4, 1918 — Share the History Love... In the foreground of the photograph a group of women stain the wooden skeletons of the wings for a De Havilland DH-4 at the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company. At each station a group of women stain the wooden wings with an observer watching. In the background other employees are working and a [...]
- Mug Shots: Bertha Boronda — Share the History Love... Mug shot: A photograph of someone’s face especially one made for police records. The word ”mug shots” comes from the British slang word “mug” meaning “face.” Early in the morning on May 30th, 1907, Bertha, believing her husband was planning on leaving her, took a razor and sliced off his penis. While her [...]
- Tuskegee Airmen with Lena Horne — Share the History Love... Tuskegee Airmen with singer Lena Horne and Brigadier General Noel Parrish at a banquet at Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama during World War II. Share the History Love... [...]
- Viewing a bomb-damaged home, 1963 — Share the History Love... Birmingham, Alabama residents viewing the bomb-damaged home of Arthur Shores, an attorney with the NAACP, on September 5, 1963. Shores’ campaign in 1963 to integrate the Birmingham public schools brought violence to him and other residents. Shore’s home was fire-bombed on August 20 and September 4 in retaliation for black parents [...]