Black History Month Archives - Tours of Cleveland, LLC

Cleveland Black History – Entertainment

For 2023 Black History, as usual we focus on Cleveland Black History, but this year we focus on some famous African-Americans in the field of entertainment who are from Cleveland. Cleveland has no shortage of famous actors and musicians. Here we look at four of them. Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman was born in Cleveland. She […]

Jane Edna Hunter

Jane Edna (Harris) Hunter was born in South Carolina in 1882, the daughter of sharecroppers. She trained to become a nurse and eventually moved to Cleveland where she attended the Marshall Law School and passed the Ohio Bar exam. Her Work In 1911, she organized the Working Girls Association, which later would become known as […]

Black History Month – Larry Doby

February is Black History Month and once again we will look at some of Cleveland’s famous African-Americans. Most people know Jackie Robinson as the first African-American to play Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era and Frank Robinosn as the first African-American manager of a major league club. But it was Larry Doby who […]

Black History Month – Karamu House

In 1915, Oberlin graduates, Russell and Rowena Jelliffe, opened a settlement house in Cleveland located at the corner of East 38th and Central Avenue. The Jelliffe’s set out to establish a common ground where people of different races, religions, social and economic backgrounds could come together to seek and share common ventures through the arts. […]