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Terrell Main Library

8am - 12am

Circulation Desk

8am - 12am

Research Help Daytime

10am - 12pm. 1:30pm - 5pm

Libraries Administrative Office

9am - 12pm. 1pm - 4pm

Azariah's Cafe

8am - 8pm

Audiovisual Department

8:30am - 12pm. 1pm - 6pm

CIT Help Desk

8am - 8pm

Quantitative Skills Center

6pm - 8pm

Writing Center (in person appointments)

2pm - 5pm. 7pm - 11pm

Directions:

Location:

Mary Church Terrell Main Library
148 W College St. Oberlin, OH 44074-1545

Parking:

The main visitor lot is the east Service Building lot, and the south row of the Carnegie Building lot for visitors to offices within that building.

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Overview

Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954), renowned internationally for her achievements as an educator, writer, lecturer, suffragist, and civil rights leader, is one of Oberlin College's most accomplished graduates.

As a woman of mixed race born in the South during the Civil War and who lived to see the Supreme Court decision Brown vs. Board of Education, it was fitting that she attended Oberlin, the first college to admit students regardless of race or gender.

A white woman has only one handicap to overcome - that of sex. I have two - both sex and race. I belong to the only group in this country which has two such huge obstacles to surmount.

This exhibition of materials from the Oberlin College Archives explores the life and work of Mary Church Terrell through four lenses: learninglaborleadership, and legacy.