Anthony Burns begins his education at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio
Anthony Burns, after having been returned from slavery in North Carolina to live in Boston once again, enrolls in Oberlin in the summer of 1855 after receiving an anonymously donated scholarship. He supports himself at the College by selling copies of an autobiography that he dictates to Charles Emery Stevens. (By Blake Dickinson)
Albert J. Von Frank, The Trial of Anthony Burns: Freedom and Slavery in Emerson's Boston (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1998), 302-203.