The Wright Side of History

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Norman Craig, OC ’53 and emeritus professor of chemistry, gives a talk on the Wright brothers at Kendal at Oberlin’s Heiser Auditorium. Many are familiar with the story of the Wright brothers, from their bicycle business in Dayton, Ohio, to their historic first flight on Dec. 17, 1903 above the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, NC. However, fewer know of the Wright family’s connection to Oberlin. The famous duo’s sister, Katharine, graduated from Oberlin College in 1898 and later became a trustee of the College. Craig brought to light the Wright family’s deep ties to the town in his talk Wednesday, [April 27, 2016,] “The Wright Brothers and Oberlin: A Mutual Adoption.”

Read the article in the Oberlin Review.