Ripon, Wisconsin: OBA's Home Town

Photo by Craig Tebon

 Photo by Craig Tebon

 

Our Better Angels is a qualified subsidiary of the Wisconsin Leadership Institute, which has its headquarters on the campus of Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin. Thus we already enjoy supportive and productive relationships with several organizations and hundreds of individuals in our home town. The City of Ripon itself gained historical significance back in 1854 when the first gathering of anti-slavery citizens met in Ripon’s “Little White Schoolhouse” to declare the founding of a new political party with the name “Republican.”

 

Our Better Angels, in fact, takes its name from the first inaugural address of the first Republican US President, Abraham Lincoln, who ended that address by invoking the guidance of “the better angels of our nature.” Each item on the list below links to the local affiliate organizations of Our Better Angels. In some cases, arrows (🡪) indicate an additional connection to national and global organizations.