OBERLIN VILLAGE

Oberlin Village is located around the area of Oberlin Road between Sonora Street and Clark Avenue. Founded by freed slaves in the late 1860s, approximately 160 families populated the village to form the largest reconstruction era freedmen’s settlement in Wake County. Oberlin Village retained its African American, owner-occupied, middle-class status until shortly after the Second World War, when it was absorbed into the Raleigh suburbs. Since then, continued development of this central Raleigh area has removed most of its remnants, but some vestiges remain, including the Historic Oberlin Cemetery.

Feb
21
Wed
7:30 pm Hairspray, The Broadway Musical @ NCSU Stewart Theatre
Hairspray, The Broadway Musical @ NCSU Stewart Theatre
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
Hairspray, The Broadway Musical @ NCSU Stewart Theatre | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and Tracy Turnblad – the lovable plus-size teen – has only one desire: to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social[...]
Feb
22
Thu
7:00 pm 3rd Annual Tournées Film Festival @ Witherspoon Student Center
3rd Annual Tournées Film Festival @ Witherspoon Student Center
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
3rd Annual Tournées Film Festival @ Witherspoon Student Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Tournées Film Festival is a program of the FACE Foundation, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring French cinema to American college and university campuses. Showcasing established and emerging[...]
Feb
23
Fri
6:00 pm Thrillers! An Evening with Autho... @ Meymandi Concert Hall
Thrillers! An Evening with Autho... @ Meymandi Concert Hall
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm
Thrillers! An Evening with Authors John Grisham and John Hart @ Meymandi Concert Hall | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Enjoy a candid conversation with #1 New York Times bestselling authors JOHN GRISHAM and JOHN HART about the imagination and creativity of writing thrillers, hosted by D.G. Martin of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch.    HART was the first to win two consecutive Edgar Allen Poe Awards for[...]
Feb
24
Sat
10:00 am Dance Marathon at NC State @ Talley Student Union
Dance Marathon at NC State @ Talley Student Union
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Dance Marathon at NC State @ Talley Student Union | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Dance Marathon is a movement benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for more than 170 pediatric hospitals across North America.
2:00 pm Fayetteville Street Tour @ City of Raleigh Museum
Fayetteville Street Tour @ City of Raleigh Museum
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm
Fayetteville Street Tour @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The heart of Raleigh’s history is centered on “North Carolina’s Main Street” also known as Fayetteville Street. This half-mile long street has a rich and colorful past, whose buildings and stories have helped shape the[...]