Our Common Humanity: The Oberlin Wellington Rescue (Part One)

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Our Common Humanity: The Oberlin Wellington Rescue (Part One)

Unable to send fugitive John Price back to Kentucky slavery, the federal prosecutors tried 38 Oberlin residents who participated in the rescue, under the Federal Fugitive Slave Law. Ultimately, two were convicted, Charles Langston and Simeon Bushnell, and the rest were released back to resume their lives in Oberlin.

Bodwin Theatre produced a video telling the story of the 1858 “Oberlin Wellington Rescue,” in which town residents rose up to defy southern slavecatchers and secure the freedom of John Price, a fugitive from southern slavery.

Bodwin Productions Presents “A Common Humanity,” The Story of the Oberlin Wellington Rescue (1858).  “A Common Humanity” tells the true story of the 1858 Oberlin Wellington Rescue, an armed confrontation in which Oberlin residents restored the freedom of their Black neighbor John Price, who was abducted by a hired slavecatcher and former owner. The Oberlin Wellington Rescue illustrates the deep passion and division in America over slavery, foreshadowing our Civil War.

In 1858, a slavecatcher

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Nov 30, 2022 at 12:00 am (Wed)
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VIDEOS

  • The Bodwin video, "Our Common Humanity," tells the story of the 1858 Oberlin Wellington Rescue, in which the Ohio community rose up and secured the freedom of a fugitive, facing recapture and the return to southern slavery, illustrating the passion and division that would lead to civil war.

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