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1883 One Hundred Years Ago

May 2024
1min read

On December 3 Oberlin College (then known as the Oberlin Collegiate Institute) opened its doors to twenty-nine men and nineteen women, the first coeducational college in the world. Oberlin was also the first college to admit students regardless of race: it is estimated that, at the turn of the century, one-third of all black college graduates in the United States had been educated at Oberlin.

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