The Light of Knowledge: How James Bradley and the Lane Rebels Forever Changed American Higher Education (June Semi-Colon Club)
Jun. 24 2023

June Semi-Colon Club Book Discussion
Saturday, June 24th at 10:30am
HYBRID FORMAT at the Walnut Hills Branch Library (2533 Kemper) and via Zoom

James Bradley arrived on a slave vessel, defied death multiple times, and worked tirelessly toward purchasing his own freedom. Once emancipated, Bradley made his way to Lane Theological Seminary, joining a passionate group of students, to be known as the Lane Rebels. These so-called Rebels would find a home at Oberlin College.

How does a seemingly inconsequential college in a seemingly inconsequential town influence a decisive movement in American history? The answers to these questions trace their roots to a zealous group of students gathering over the course of eighteen nights to win the heart of a campus on the imperative question of their day.

Discussion led by author Jeff Aupperle and Christina Hartlieb, Executive Director, Harriet Beecher Stowe House.

Copies of The Light of Knowledge can be purchased HERE.

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