Black History Month: Frederick Loudin

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

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