After the Civil War, parcels of southern land were subdivided and sold to former slaves. Historic Oberlin Village was comprised of such parcels and became one of Raleigh’s first freedmen communities.
Author: Judith Guest
Guest is Executive Director of the Latta House Foundation in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Located on Oberlin Road and nestled in between office buildings and condominiums, the 142-year-old cemetery is the burial ground for generations of Oberlin Village’s earliest residents.
Founded by Reverend Morgan London Latta in 1892, Latta University was a school and orphanage for former slaves’ children.