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Speaker: Sabrina Goode, Friends of Oberlin Village
Its cemetery and a few nearby buildings are all that remain of what used to be a vibrant African American community known as Oberlin Village. Located near present-day Cameron Village, the community was founded in the late 1800s by freed people and their families. Goode’s great-great-grandfather helped establish the once self-sufficient village, and she is now one of several people fighting to preserve what’s left and raise awareness of its significance.
Bring your own lunch; some beverages provided. For information, call 919-814-7032.