Rev. Latta and his wife

Latta University Park Honors Free Black Educator

RALEIGH – The 10th annual Celebrate Oberlin will honor the legacy of Oberlin Village, North Carolina’s largest known intact settlement, founded by a free Black man, Jesse Pettiford, in 1858. The April 20 event will kick off at 4 p.m.…
Oberlin Regional Library Naming Plaque

New Plaque Onsite: Oberlin Regional Library

On August 4, 2023 Oberlin Regional Library unveiled the new plaque displaying its new name, honoring the contributions of Oberlin Village. In 2022, the Wake County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to change the name of “Village Regional Library” to…
Voices of Oberlin Exhibit Image

Celebrating the Faces and Voices of Oberlin

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The nation is preparing to mark its newest federal holiday on Monday. Juneteenth marks the day when the last enslaved people in the United States learned they were free. And in Raleigh, part of that story…

Historic Marker Honors Black Students Arrested in 1960 Sit-In

RALEIGH, N.C. (WRAL) — While many Raleighites know and love the Village District shopping center, they are likely unaware that one of the most pivotal peaceful protests in the Civil Rights movement occurred right on the 400 block of Woodburn Road…

An Overdue Historic Marker for Raleigh Civil Rights History

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — They were the Raleigh college students who helped ignite a movement for civil rights in America. And while North Carolina has hundreds of historical markers across the state, the site in Raleigh where the largest number…

Friends of Oberlin Village Fights for Survival of Historic Community

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Oberlin Village is one of the last known surviving freedmen’s villages in the state and some people believe it is on the verge of extinction. There are grave concerns that this part of Raleigh’s rich history is…
Cheryl Crooms Williams in front of Turner House

Home & Heritage: The Story of the Turner House

This Oberlin Road estate holds an untold piece of Raleigh’s Black history still being uncovered by fifth-generation owner Cheryl Crooms Williams. https://waltermagazine.com/home/the-story-of-the-historic-turner-house-in-raleigh/…

2022 Oberlin Village Heritage 5K Winners

The July 10 inaugural Oberlin Village Heritage 5K was a great success! The event provided wonderful exposure for Oberlin Village and raised over $19K in financial support for FOV! Thank you to all of the volunteers and sponsors who made…

WRAL and Sabrina Goode Promote Oberlin Village Heritage 5K

Sabrina Goode, Friends of Oberlin Village Executive Director, invited the community to participate in the inaugural Oberlin Village Heritage 5K at Dix Park on Saturday, June 18 at 8 am. There is a Kids’ Dash at 9 am and a…
Headshot of Ross

Name Change to Oberlin Village Post Office is Official

Raleigh, NC – After months of urging the USPS to change the name of the Cameron Village Post Office to the Oberlin Village Post Office by Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-02), it became official March 30. “This new name reflects its…