Black History Month – Cleveland Buckeyes

Cleveland has been home to many sports franchises and teams in Baseball’s Negro Leagues were no exception. Many of the teams only lasted about year and included the Cleveland Tate Stars, the Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Elites and the Cleveland Hornets to name a few. The most successful team was the Cleveland Buckeyes. The Cleveland […]

Black History Month – Carl Stokes

Carl Stokes was mayor of Cleveland from 1967 – 1971. He was the first African-American elected to mayor in a large US city. In 1967 he ran against Seth Chase Taft, the grandson of former President Taft and won. Carl Stokes was born in 1927 in Cleveland. His family lived in the first public housing […]

Black History Month – Jesse Owens

February is Black History Month, therefore we will be taking a look throughout the month at famous African- American Clevelanders. We start with Jesse Owens. Born James Cleveland Owens, he moved from Alabama to Cleveland in his youth with his family as part of the Great Migration north for many African-Americans. Jesse Owens was a […]