This nearby college site is just the fifth in Ohio recognized for its important civil rights history (Journal-News)

The site where hundreds of men and women trained as volunteers to register African-Americans to vote in the 1960s has been designated a Freedom Station by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

In 1964, hundreds of volunteers, many of whom were white college students, trained in Oxford on the former Western College for Women campus before they traveled south to register black voters and set up freedom schools.

Read more here. In related news, there is a new president at the Underground Railroad Freedom Center!