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African-Americans In Cleveland

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The world knows about Carl and Louis Stokes, Larry Doby, Marion Motley, Jim Brown and so many other notable African Americans that have called Cleveland their home. But there are many more stories to tell.


Jesse Owens Way Street Dedication
Downtown Cleveland November 15, 2010


Gloria Owens and Harrison Dillard

Jesse Owens' daughter Gloria Owens and Harrison Dillard


Tuskegee Airman Arthur Saunders at the 2010 Cleveland Air Show

Tuskegee Airman Arthur Saunders at the 2010 Cleveland Air Show


Raissa Batieno from Kenya

Raissa Batieno from Kenya at CSU International Day 2009



South African Gumboot Dance by Cleveland State students
African-Americans at One World day in Cleveland 2007

African-Americans at One World Day in Cleveland


Juneteenth Celebration - June 19, 2009
Videos and Photos from the African American Cultural Gardens

Peace in the Hood students on Juneteenth

Peace in the Hood celebrants on Juneteenth


The 5th Annual Universal Sisters
Hosted by Cleveland Clinic and South Pointe Hospital

Cleveland Cavaliers Black Heritage Celebration
January 23, 2008

Tribute to Mayor Carl B. Stokes
Enjoy this Blast from the Past

1971 Glenville Cotillion
Where were you on June 25, 1971?

African-American Roots
Tips for Tracing your Family Roots

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
History and Quotes

April 4, 1968 Speech
by Bobby Kennedy when Dr. King was killed

Garret A. Morgan Historical Marker in Cleveland
Recognition for this great African-American Inventor

Women Entrepreneurs of America
5th Annual Red Carpet Awards Program

Visit our on-line African-American Store
Books, Music, DVDs, Clothes, Flags, Jewelry & More


African American Family celebrating Kwanzaa
Profiles of Cleveland African Americans


Stacey Bell

Virgil E. Brown

Austin Carr

Juanita Garner Carrothers

Barbara Danforth

Dan Davenport

Harrison Dillard
Only person to win Olympic Gold in hurdles and sprints

Dr. Wanda Green

Fannie Lewis

Madeline Manning Mims

Charlie Sifford

Mae Stewart

Congressman Louis Stokes

Valarie Willis


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