Oakwood College (Huntsville, Alabama, US)

An accredited coeducational liberal arts college in Huntsville, Alabama, operated by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Oakwood College’s beginnings may be traced to 1895, when the General Conference Association sent an educational committee of three to the South to select and purchase property (not exceeding $8,000) for a school for Black youth. These were G. A. Irwin, who as director of the Southern District of the General Conference had developed a special interest in the Black work; O. A. Olsen, the president of the General Conference; and Harmon Lindsay, who had assisted in the founding of Battle Creek College. In Huntsville (population approximately 15,000) they learned of a 360-acre (145-hectare) farm about five miles (eight kilometers) northwest of the town, which ...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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Huntsville, AL
United States