Notable Blacks of Cleveland
Notable Blacks of Cleveland contains approximately 2000 images of 500 individuals selected from the photographs in the Cleveland Press Collection. This collection was donated to the Cleveland State University Library when that newspaper ceased publication in 1982. The photographs in the collection generally date from the 1920's on, with most of them from 1960 to 1982. The collection is arranged alphabetically by the last name of the individuals. Links have been provided to biographies that are available in the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History.
Individuals included in Notable Blacks of Cleveland, were either born or raised in the greater Cleveland area or lived a significant part of their lives in the region. We have attempted to identify and include those who made a significant contribution beyond their own personal and family life to the history and development of Cleveland. Only a few professional sports figures have been included as the University Library had planned a separate site devoted to Cleveland sports figures.
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For Further Reading
- African Americans - from the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History.