Oct 18: AMAM in the AM

October 18 (Friday 10:15 a.m.) AMAM in the AM

The Oberlin Heritage Center will be a guest presenter for the Allen Memorial Art Museum's ongoing AMAM in the AM series this October.  Heritage Center docents will lead a free outdoor history walk coinciding with the theme of the art museum's Afterlives of the Black Atlantic exhibition.  The exhibit features artwork and activities in observance of the 400th anniversary of the beginnings of slavery in the United States.

The Oberlin and Abolitionism tour highlights historic events that reveal both Oberlin's progress and setbacks in race relations.  The tour date happens to coincide with the 160th anniversary of John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, and participants will learn more about Oberlin’s strong ties to that event among other stories shared on the 45-minute tour. The tour is open to the public.  Dress for the weather and meet in the King Sculpture Court just inside the main entrance to the Art Museum (87 North Main Street).

Find out more about the Afterlives of the Black Atlantic exhibition by visiting www.oberlin.edu/amam.