Oberlin College was founded by religious idealists committed to abolitionism and integration. Then public attitudes began to shift.
Dorothy Porter, a Black woman pioneer in library and information science, created an archive that structured a new field.
In retrospect, the violent events at Kent State on May 4, 1970 marked the ending of widespread campus protest left over from the turbulent 1960s.
While the G.I. Bill itself was progressive, much of the country still functioned under both covert and blatant segregation.