Frederick Loudin, a significant figure in American history, lies in repose not far from the NEOMED campus. A profile published in The Portager describes Loudin as the leader of the Loudin Jubilee Singers, an offshoot of the internationally known Fisk (University) Jubilee Singers—and a strong voice against racism.
Loudin is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna. His house, named “Otira,” is at the corner of Walnut and East Riddle streets. I would love to see the inside of it.
-Robert Larson, director of institutional research and assessment, Office of Institutional Research