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  • 3200 College Ave.
    Beaver Falls, PA 15010
  • Category: Landmarks
  • Sub-Category: African American History Guide
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Geneva College

Brief History

Founded in 1848, Geneva College was one of the first institutions of higher learning in the region to admit freed African Americans after the Civil War. Originally founded in Northwood, Ohio, the college was active in the abolitionist movement and was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Geneva College began to appoint African-American faculty in the 1950s. Elizabeth "Betty" Asche Douglas became the first female African American appointed to the full-time faculty there in 1966.