Black History Month Archives - Tours of Cleveland, LLC

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. […]

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 […]