Adams Hall

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Alvin C. Adams Hall on South Green at Ohio University

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Residence Hall

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South Green

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Alvin C. Adams Hall is located at 63 South Green Drive, in the South Green, coordinates J-7 on the campus map. It is marked as #81 on the map.

Alvin C. Adams Hall is a residence hall. The Housing office provides more detailed information on its website.


Construction of Alvin C. Adams Hall was completed for Fall 2007.

Alvin C. Adams

Adams, who graduated in 1959, was one of the first Black-American alumni of the Ohio University School of Journalism. He went on to a career that included working for the nation's first black daily newspaper, the Chicago Daily Defender, and covering Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech and Malcolm X's assassination for Jet magazine.

An Athens County native, Adams and his wife, Ada, co-founded the Multicultural Genealogical Center in Chesterhill, Ohio. Ada Adams is a graduate of Ohio University's School of Education. Alvin Adams died in 2004.


63 South Green Dr., Athens, OH 45701 (Directions)

The South Green

The South Green on Ohio University's Athens campus.

South Green is composed of residence halls and a dining hall. Notable buildings on this green include Nelson Commons, Carr Hall, Sowle Hall and Brown Hall.

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