Marietta College is conducting a historical marker dedication — The Fight for Freedom/Marietta College Activism — at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 15th, between the McKinney Building and the Admission House. The marker dedication will celebrate Marietta College and local abolitionists' activity. The Eels house was once a station on the Underground Railroad and stood at the location where the marker will be placed. The marker will also recognize the abolitionist activities of Marietta College students and honor the Harrison family. George William Harrison was a Freedman and was involved in the local abolitionist activity. His son Charles Sumner Harrison was the first African American graduate of Marietta College.