Annual Meeting of Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society
September 9, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm | Martin Luther King Jr. Park
Short Description: The Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society will hold its 3rd annual meeting on Sat, Sept 9, at 11am in MLK Park. Evans was an African American abolitionist who lived on E Vine St. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Extended Description: The Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society is dedicated to rehabilitating the house that Evans built on East Vine Street and converting it into an interpretative and educational center that tells the story of a remarkable Black family and the larger struggle for African American equality and social justice in Oberlin and beyond. Wilson Bruce Evans was indicted and jailed for his role in the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue of 1858 and served in the Union army during the Civil War. His brother-in-law Lewis Sheridan Leary and his nephew John Anthony Copeland joined in John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859; a monument to their martyrdom stands today in Martin Luther King Jr. Park.
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Contact: email@example.com | 440-935-2998 | https://evanshhs.org/
Sponsored by: Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society