March 28 (Wednesday, 7:15 p.m.) "You Cannot Resist the Call": Oberlin and Women's Changing Roles in the Nation. Youngstown State University graduate students Roger Juntunen and Jane Spies have been researching women, acknowledged and unsung, as part of an internship project with the Oberlin Heritage Center. Roger will present highlights of their findings in an illustrated presentation that includes rarely heard stories of outspoken women who lived in Oberlin or attended the college. Learn how their actions reflected, and often caused, national shifts in the understanding of women's potential, rights, and roles. Highlights will include diary excerpts from Jennie Allen, who lived in what is today Allencroft/Russia House, the epic lives of the once enslaved abolitionist Edmonson sisters, the struggles of artist Edmonia Lewis, and the jailing of suffragist Doris Stevens. Join us in celebrating Women's History month.
Location: Heiser Auditorium, Kendal at Oberlin.