An Original Oberlin Activist
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.
Learn about Mary's life and work by exploring the digital exhibition.
Terrell Traveling Exhibit
Click for information about hosting the traveling exhibit, Mary Church Terrell: An Original Oberlin Activist.