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Terrell Main Library

10am - 6pm

Circulation Desk

10am - 6pm

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Azariah's Cafe

10am - 4pm

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

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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.

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