Recommended Readings

  • Brownhelm: Its School and Its People by Audrey (Judy) Reichert (Available through the BHA)
  • Dr. Betts: A Man of Uncommon Class Dr. & Rev. Alfred H. Betts His Life and Times (1786-1860) by Paul K. Betts (Available through the BHA and on Amazon)
  • James Harris Fairchild (or Sixty-Eight Years with a Christian College) by Albert Temple Swing, Professor of Church History in Oberlin Theological Seminary (1907) (used on Amazon)
  • The History of Lorain County by the Williams Brothers (1879) (used)

John Mercer Langston

  • From the Virginia Plantation to the National Capitol by John Mercer Langston (1894)
  • John Mercer Langston and the Fight for Black Freedom 1829-1865 by William Cheek and Aimee Lee Cheek (1996)
  • The Sword and the Broom by Linda Salisbury, Louisa County, Virginia (2016) (available on Amazon and at the Oberlin Heritage Center)