Celebrate Black History Month on Tuesday, Feb. 21, when Cleveland Restoration Society hosts a free webinar on the Civil Rights movement in Cleveland.
Nishani Frazier, associate professor of history and American studies at the University of Kansas, will speak on the long arch of political activism among Black Clevelanders—from the time around the city’s founding to the modern civil rights era—and document how this rich history relates to the present day and the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail.
In October 2019 CRS was awarded a $50,000 African American Civil Rights Grant from the
In February 2021, CRS announced the first three markers—Cory United Methodist Church, Glenville High School, and an undecided location in the Hough neighborhood to mark the 1966 Hough Uprising—and in February 2022 announced the next three markers,
December 2021 CRS unveiled the Cory United Methodist Church historical marker and in June 2022 the Carl B. Stokes marker was unveiled at city hall. The next group of trail markers is expected this year.
The webinar begins at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Register here.