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Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations. (25)
African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (12)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Social conditions. (11)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Politics and government. (10)
Social settlements -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (9)
African American business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (7)
African Americans -- Housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (7)
Charities -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (6)
Community development, Urban -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (6)
Housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (6)
Hough (Cleveland, Ohio) (5)
Political campaigns -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (5)
Urban renewal -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (5)
African American dramatists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
African American judges -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
African American musicians -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
African American politicians -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
African American theater -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
African Americans in the performing arts -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
Civil rights -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
Community centers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
Judges -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
Karamu House. (4)
Race discrimination -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
Theater -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
African American churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (3)
African American mayors -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (3)
African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. (3)
African Americans -- Employment -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (3)
Aged -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (3)
City planning -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (3)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Economic conditions. (3)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Social policy. (3)
Clubs -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (3)
Discrimination in housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (3)
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. (3)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Cleveland Branch. (3)
Social service -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (3)
Social workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (3)
Stokes, Carl. (3)
Administrative agencies -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Records and correspondence. (2)
African American aged -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
African American clergy -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
African American fashion designers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
African American physicians -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
African Americans -- Education (Higher) -- United States. (2)
African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Biography. (2)
African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Genealogy. (2)
African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Interviews. (2)
African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (2)
Afro-American women journalists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Blue, Bertha, ca. 1877-1963. (2)
Boys -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. (2)
Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Citizens' associations -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Civil rights -- United States. (2)
Civil rights movements -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design. (2)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Church history -- Sources. (2)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Economic policy. (2)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Genealogy. (2)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Officials and employees. (2)
Cleveland (Ohio). City Council. (2)
Cleveland (Ohio). Municipal Court. (2)
Cleveland Transit System. (2)
Collective labor agreements -- Building-service employees -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Community development corporations -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Costume design -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Dressmaking -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Forbes, George L., 1931- (2)
Freemasons. Prince Hall Masonic Lodge (Cleveland, Ohio) (2)
Friendly Inn Social Settlement (Cleveland, Ohio) (2)
Gilpin Players. (2)
Glenville Shootout, Cleveland, Ohio, 1968. (2)
Horton, James, 1934- (2)
Hough Area Development Corporation. (2)
Housing rehabilitation -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Italian Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Jackson, Perry B. (Perry Brooks), 1896-1986. (2)
Jelliffe, Rowena Woodham, 1892-1992. (2)
Jelliffe, Russell W., 1891-1980. (2)
Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Journalists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Musicians -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
National Urban League. (2)
Poor -- Ohio -- Cleveland (2)
Race relations and the press -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Rural-urban migration -- United States. (2)
School integration -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Second Presbyterian Church (Cleveland, Ohio) Men's Club. (2)
Sermons, American -- African American authors. (2)
Service industries workers -- Labor unions -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Silver, Dorothy, 1929- (2)
Silver, Reuben, 1925- (2)
Social action -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Social work with African Americans. (2)
Social work with youth -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Strikes and lockouts -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Urban League of Cleveland. (2)
Urban policy -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
White, Charles William, 1897-1970. (2)
White, Stella G., 1907-1991. (2)
Wicker, Amanda, 1900-1987. (2)
Women in community organization -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Women journalists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Women social workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Youth -- Employment -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Adolescent boys -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. (1)
Adult education -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Affirmative action programs -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Africa American women authors -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African American Baptists -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
African American Baptists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African American Unitarian Universalists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African American athletes -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African American athletes -- Virginia. (1)
African American authors -- Correspondence. (1)
African American authors -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African American businesspeople -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African American churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
African American clergy -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
African American inventors -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African American judges -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Miscellanea. (1)
African American lawyers -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
African American lawyers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African American music teachers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African American physicians -- United States. (1)
African American politicians -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
African American sailors -- Correspondence. (1)
African American singers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African American social workers. (1)
African American soldiers -- Correspondence. (1)
African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
African American women -- United States. (1)
African American women public relations personnel. (1)
African American women social workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African American women teachers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African Americans -- Civil rights (1)
African Americans -- Education -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. (1)
African Americans -- Mortality -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African Americans -- Music. (1)
African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Charities. (1)
African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Music. (1)
African Americans -- Photographs. (1)
African Americans -- Relations with Russians. (1)
African Americans -- Social conditions. (1)
African Americans -- Virginia -- Norfolk. (1)
African Americans. (1)
Afro-American air pilots -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Afro-American artists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Afro-American composers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Afro-American families -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Afro-American folk art -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Afro-American freemasonry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Afro-American lawyers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Afro-American women -- Employment -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Afro-American women journalists -- Georgia -- Dawsonville. (1)
Afro-Americans -- Medical care -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Air -- Pollution -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Air pilots -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
American Cancer Society. (1)
American Judges Association. (1)
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976 -- Exhibitions. (1)
Association of Railroad Union Representatives. (1)
Authors, American -- Correspondence. (1)
Authors, American -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Bailey, Eugene, 1913-1942. (1)
Bands (Music) -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Baylor, Mary Jane. (1)
Beard, Charles, 1923-1993. (1)
Bell, Myrtle Johnson, 1895- (1)
Biggins, Nick. (1)
Black Folk Art in Cleveland. (1)
Black Muslims -- Doctrines. (1)
Black nationalism -- United States. (1)
Black power -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Blankenship, Wellington, 1894-1972. (1)
Blue family (1)
Blythin, Edward, 1884-1958. (1)
Boycott -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Buckeye-Woodland (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Building-service employees -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Burton, Harold H. (Harold Hitz), 1888-1964. (1)
Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Charitable contributions. (1)
Businessmen's Interracial Committee on Community Affairs (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Camp Cleveland (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Camps -- Ohio -- Chagrin Falls. (1)
Camps -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Case Western Reserve University. (1)
Case Western Reserve University. Mather Gallery -- Exhibitions. (1)
Central High School (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Charities, Medical -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Chesnutt, Charles Waddell, 1858-1932. (1)
Chinese Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Church and social problems -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
Civil rights -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs. (1)
Civil rights movements -- United States. (1)
Civil rights workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Clark, Harold T. (Harold Terry), 1882-1965. (1)
Clergy -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Clergy -- Ohio -- Shaker Heights. (1)
Clergymen's wives -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Clerks (Retail trade) -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Appropriations and expenditures. (1)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Emigration and immigration (1)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Foreign population. (1)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations -- 20th century. (1)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations -- Economic aspects. (1)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Social life and customs. (1)
Cleveland (Ohio). City Planning Commission. (1)
Cleveland (Ohio). Mayor's Council on Youth Opportunities. (1)
Cleveland (Ohio). Mayor. (1)
Cleveland Health Care Alternatives, Inc. (1)
Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority. (1)
Cleveland Women's Orchestra. (1)
Cleveland: NOW! (1)
Cleveland: NOW! -- Archives. (1)
Collective labor agreements -- Health facilities -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Collective labor agreements -- Nursing homes -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Collective labor agreements -- Service industries -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Collins, Benjamin. (1)
Community development -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Composers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Congregational churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Congress of Racial Equality (1)
Congress of Racial Equality. Cleveland Chapter (1)
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Crime prevention -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Citizen participation. (1)
Croatian Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Crosby Furniture Company. (1)
Crosby, Fred McClellan, 1928- (1)
Dance -- United States. (1)
Dance companies -- United States. (1)
Darr, Jane Lee, 1925-2006 (1)
Darr, Jane Lee. (1)
Davenport, Peggy. (1)
Davis family. (1)
Davis, Russell Howard, 1897-1976. (1)
Dawson County (Ga.). (1)
Discrimination in employment -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Discrimination in housing -- Law and legislation -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Dobbins, Helen. (1)
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963. (1)
E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
East End Neighborhood Center (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
East End Neighborhood House (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Eddy Road Street Club (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Eddy Road Street Club. (1)
Eliza Bryant Center (Cleveland, Ohio) Auxiliary II. (1)
Eliza Bryant Center (Cleveland, Ohio). (1)
Elks (Fraternal Order) (1)
Episcopal Church -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies, etc. (1)
Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity. Cleveland Chapter -- Archives. (1)
Evans, Fred (Fred Ahmed), d.1978. (1)
Exhibitions -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Fair Housing Inc. (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Fairfax (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Fashion shows -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Fast food restaurants -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Federation for Community Planning. (1)
Fenn College. (1)
Fisk University. (1)
Fleming, Charles, W., 1928-1994. (1)
Forest City Hospital. (1)
Former Junior Federation (Cleveland, Ohio). (1)
Franchises (Retail trade) -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Freedom Fighters of Ohio (1)
Freemasonry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Friends of Shaker Square. (1)
Fund raising -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Funeral homes -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Future Outlook League. (1)
Gangs -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Garvin, Charles Herbert, 1890-1968. (1)
George, Zelma Watson (1)
German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Glenco Enterprises, Inc. (1)
Glenville (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Glenville Health Association (Cleveland, Ohio). (1)
Gospel music -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Gospel musicians -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Greater Cleveland Associated Foundation. (1)
Greater Cleveland Ethnographic Museum (1)
Greeks -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Hall, Ruby. (1)
Halle Bros. Co. (1)
Harmon, J.D. (1)
Health facilities -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Health planning -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Hiram House Social Settlement (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Homeowners' associations -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Hough Area Partners in Progress. (1)
Humanist Fellowship of Liberation (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Hungarian Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Immigrants -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Immigrants -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Interviews. (1)
Immigrants -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Indians of North America -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Institute of Man and Science. (1)
Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Job creation -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Johnson, Ella Mae Cheeks, 1904-2010. (1)
Journalists -- Georgia -- Dawsonville. (1)
Judges -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Miscellanea. (1)
Juvenile delinquents -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Karamu Foundation. (1)
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. (1)
Knoxville College. (1)
Koiner, Robert S., 1904- (1)
Labor disputes -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Labor movement -- United States. (1)
Labor unions -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Lard, Pearkine. (1)
Law -- United States. (1)
Lawyers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
League Park Center (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Lewis, Fannie M., 1926- (1)
Lithuanians -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Little Italy (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Local transit -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Lucas, Charles P., Jr. (1)
Lyons, Frank, 1894-1974. (1)
Macedonian Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza Corporation. (1)
McDonald's Corporation. (1)
McIntyre, Dianne. (1)
McIntyre, Dorothy Layne. (1)
Medical care -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Medicine. (1)
Men -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. (1)
Minority business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Mitchell, L. Pearl, 1883-1974. (1)
Moon family. (1)
Moon, Henry Lee, 1901- (1)
Moon, Joseph Herbert. (1)
Moon, Leah. (1)
Moon, Mollie Lewis. (1)
Moon, Roddy K., 1868-1952. (1)
Morgan, Garrett A., 1877-1963. (1)
Moss, Jim. (1)
Mt. Zion Congregational Church (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Murray Hill Elementary School (Cleveland, Ohio). (1)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. (1)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Cleveland Branch -- Archives. (1)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Cleveland Branch -- History. (1)
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs. Cleveland Club. (1)
National Bar Association. (1)
Near West Side Multi-Service Center (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Neighborhood -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Norfolk Naval Shipyard. (1)
North Coast Village Steering Committee. (1)
Norton, James Adolph, 1922- (1)
Nursing homes -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Nursing homes -- Ohio --Elyria. (1)
Operation Black Unity. (1)
Operation Equality. (1)
Oral histories. (1)
Organists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Pennybacker, Albert M., ca. 1930- (1)
Perry, Charles, 1917- (1)
Perry, Samuel V., 1895-1968. (1)
Phillis Wheatley Association (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Picketing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Plan of Action for Tomorrow's Housing (Cleveland, Ohio). (1)
Political clubs -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Poor -- Medical care -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Popular music -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Porter, Roderick Boyd. (1)
Professional associations -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Public utilities -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Race relations -- Religious aspects -- Episcopal Church. (1)
Railroads -- Employees -- Labor unions -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Recreation -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Recreation and juvenile delinquency. (1)
Recreation centers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Registers of births, etc. -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Republican Party (Cuyahoga County, Ohio) (1)
Retail trade -- Employees. (1)
Rural-urban migration -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Russians -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Safety education -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
School facilities -- Extended use -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Serbian Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Service industries workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Sissle, Noble, 1889- (1)
Slovenian Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Smith (Dorothy E.) family. (1)
Smith, Dorothy E. 1905-1995. (1)
Social work with delinquents and criminals -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Sociology. (1)
Sounds in Motion. (1)
Spiritual Five Singers. (1)
St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church (Cleveland, Ohio). (1)
St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church (Cleveland, Ohio). (1)
St. Timothy Baptist Church (Cleveland, Ohio). (1)
Stokes family (1)
Stokes, Carl (1)
Stokes, Louis (1)
Strikes and lockouts -- Steel industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Summons, Berton, 1907-1992. (1)
Summons, Theresa Edwards, 1903-1985. (1)
Sweet, Dovie Davis. (1)
Syrian Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Taylor family. (1)
Taylor, Arthur, 1903-1974. (1)
Taylor, Bruce C., 1942- (1)
Taylor, Howard Francis, 1939- (1)
Taylor, Murtis Howard. (1)
Teachers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Towns, Mickey. (1)
Trade-unions -- Building-service employees -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Trade-unions -- Service industry workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Traffic signs and signals. (1)
Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. North Coast Chapter. (1)
Ukrainian Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Undertakers and undertaking -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Unitarians -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
United Freedom Movement (1)
United States -- Race relations. (1)
United States. CSA/Office of Community Services. (1)
United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services. (1)
Urban League of Cleveland -- Archives. (1)
Wagner, Albert. (1)
Warner, Marguerite Sanford, 1890-1978. (1)
Water tunnels -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Accidents. (1)
Weeden family -- Portraits. (1)
Weeden family. (1)
Weeden, John T., Sr., 1901-1988 -- Portraits. (1)
Weeden, John T., Sr., 1901-1988. (1)
Welch, Marcella. (1)
White family. (1)
White, Charles W., 1897-1970. (1)
William Bingham Foundation. (1)
Women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. (1)
Women -- Services for -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Women -- Social conditions. (1)
Women -- Societies and clubs. (1)
Women in church work -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Women journalists -- Georgia -- Dawsonville. (1)
Women teachers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Women volunteers in social service -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Women's Philanthropic Union (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Yarbrough family. (1)
Young Men's Christian Association of Cleveland -- Archives. (1)
Youth -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Recreation. (1)
Youth -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
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1Title:  In Their Own Words: An Oral History Project Records     
 Creator:  In Their Own Words: An Oral History Project 
 Dates:  1995-1996 
 Abstract:  In Their Own Words: An Oral History Project was conducted in 1995-1996 by the African American Archives Auxiliary Youth Advisory Council and supported by the African American Archives Auxiliary of the Western Reserve Historical Society. The project was funded with grants from the Cleveland Indians and Zapis Communications. Interviews with nineteen African American individuals of diverse backgrounds from the northeastern Ohio area were conducted by high school students Jamar Doyle, Tiffany Haddon, and Amy Worthy. The collection consists of an overall report on the project by coordinator Patricia A. Miles Ashford, individual reports by the student interviewers, and transcripts of the interviews. Those interviewed include Leon Bibb, William F. Boyd, Ernestine Brown, William Grace, Anthony Gray, Kenny Gray, Lomax Gray, Floyd Hoiston, Angeline Jeter, Samuel Jethroe, John D. McClindon, Jr., Louis Naylor, Harry Robinson, Charles Sallee, Jr., Glen Shumate, Harold Thomas, Owen Lynn Tolliver, Jr., and Ernest Williams. 
 Call #:  MS 4746 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Interviews. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Biography.
 
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2Title:  Charles P. Lucas Family Papers     
 Creator:  Lucas, Charles family 
 Dates:  1880-1973 
 Abstract:  Charles P. Lucas was a teacher, civil rights leader, and federal housing administrator. He also served on the Board of the Cleveland Transit System. William H. Lucas was his grandfather and Reverend Charles P. Lucas, Jr. is his son. The collection consists of correspondence and other papers relating to Charles P. Lucas' career with CTS, two primers and a scrapbook of William H. Lucas, and newspaper clippings, including information on Rev. Charles P. Lucas. 
 Call #:  MS 4066 
 Extent:  0.60 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  Lucas, Charles P., Jr. | White, Charles W., 1897-1970. | Cleveland Transit System. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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3Title:  Wellington Blankenship Writings     
 Creator:  Blankenship, Wellington 
 Dates:  1965-1970 
 Abstract:  Wellington Blankenship was a Cleveland, Ohio, African American Muslim who wrote several unpublished manuscripts denouncing Christianity and various aspects of American culture. the collection consists of manuscripts of Blankenship's writings. The collection serves as an excellent example of the views held by Black Muslims in the 1960s. 
 Call #:  MS 4374 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Blankenship, Wellington, 1894-1972. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Black Muslims -- Doctrines. | Black nationalism -- United States.
 
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4Title:  Charles Herbert Garvin Papers     
 Creator:  Garvin, Charles Herbert 
 Dates:  1909-1965 
 Abstract:  Charles Herbert Garvin (1890-1968) was an African American physician, civic leader and author in Cleveland, Ohio. He worked for the advancement of Blacks in the medical profession and in Cleveland social structure. the collection consists of letters, speeches, magazine articles, newspaper clippings and research notes relating to Dr. Garvin, Black physicians in Cleveland and the United States, and various medical subjects. 
 Call #:  MS 3328 
 Extent:  1.00 linear feet (3 containers) 
 Subjects:  Garvin, Charles Herbert, 1890-1968. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American physicians -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American physicians -- United States. | Medicine.
 
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5Title:  L. Pearl Mitchell Papers     
 Creator:  Mitchell, L. Pearl 
 Dates:  1875-1970 
 Abstract:  L. Pearl Mitchell (1883-1974) was a Cleveland, Ohio, civil rights activist. She served as national Vice-President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) (1936-1937). The collection consists of correspondence; Dr. Samuel Mitchell's license, sermons, and speeches; editions of The Wilberforce Graduate, 2 copies of The Ohio Book for the Lincoln Jubilee, pamphlets and printed material from the NAACP, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority pamphlets, Mt. Zion Congregational Church Building Fund records, F.E.P.C. financial reports, a copy of The Long Moment by Jo Sinclair, Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home financial records and trustees' minutes, Women's Council reports to the Cleveland Mental Health Association, Cleveland Job Corps for Women materials, biographical material on Mrs. Mitchell, news clippings, awards, pamphlets, brochures, and a copy of A Half Century of Freedom of the Negro in Ohio by W.A. Joiner. 
 Call #:  MS 3533 
 Extent:  1.00 linear feet (3 containers) 
 Subjects:  Mitchell, L. Pearl, 1883-1974. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women volunteers in social service -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Sermons, American -- African American authors.
 
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6Title:  Garrett A. Morgan Papers     
 Creator:  Morgan, Garrett A. 
 Dates:  1894-1970 
 Abstract:  Garrett A. Morgan (1877-1963) was an entrepreneur and inventor whose inventions included the electric traffic signal and the gas mask. Morgan moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1895 and opened his own sewing machine sales and repair shop in 1907. He received a patent on his gas mask in 1912 and formed the National Safety Device Co. to manufacture and market it. He also established the G.A. Morgan Hair Refining Co., The Cleveland Call and Post, and the Wakeman Country Club for African Americans. The collection consists of correspondence, legal and business papers, drawings of the traffic signal, a hair straightening device and an automatic cooker, maps, blueprints and floorplans of Morgan's properties, biographical sketches, newspaper clippings, and material relating to Morgan's role in the waterworks crib explosion, the G.A. Morgan Hair Refining Co., the National Safety Device Co., and the Wakeman Country Club. 
 Call #:  MS 3534 
 Extent:  0.70 linear feet (2 containers and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Morgan, Garrett A., 1877-1963. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American inventors -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Water tunnels -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Accidents. | Traffic signs and signals.
 
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7Title:  Reverend Wade H. and Mrs. Ruth B. McKinney Papers     
 Creator:  McKinney, Wade H. and Ruth B. 
 Dates:  1898-1966 
 Abstract:  Reverend Wade H. McKinney was pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio (1928-1962). He and his wife, Ruth Berry McKinney, were active in numerous church and civic organizations and in the affairs of Cleveland's African American community. The collection consists of biographical materials, correspondence, sermons, speeches, "Thot-O-Grams," financial, printed and miscellaneous papers, and papers relating to Antioch Baptist Church. 
 Call #:  MS 3549 
 Extent:  6.50 linear feet (16 containers and 1 oversize package) 
 Subjects:  African American clergy -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clergy -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clergymen's wives -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Sermons, American -- African American authors. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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8Title:  Perry B. Jackson Papers     
 Creator:  Jackson, Perry B. 
 Dates:  1879-1973 
 Abstract:  Perry B. Jackson (1896-1986) was Ohio's first African American judge. He was active in Cleveland, Ohio civic, religious, and educational organizations. The collection consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, programs, speeches, financial material, personnel lists, bench notes, judicial election material, and other material relating to Judge Jackson and his judicial, church and civic activities. 
 Call #:  MS 3581 
 Extent:  7.81 linear feet (19 containers and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Jackson, Perry B. (Perry Brooks), 1896-1986. | Judges -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American judges -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Charities -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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9Title:  Eddy Road Street Club Records     
 Creator:  Eddy Road Street Club 
 Dates:  1965-1974 
 Abstract:  The Eddy Road Street Club was formed in 1966 by residents of Eddy Road in Cleveland, Ohio. Activities included beautification and crime prevention. The collection consists of by-laws, copies of minutes, correspondence, financial reports, receipts, newsletters, certificates, raffle tickets, and letterhead stationery. 
 Call #:  MS 3744 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Eddy Road Street Club (Cleveland, Ohio) | Homeowners' associations -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Citizens' associations -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Crime prevention -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Citizen participation. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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10Title:  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Cleveland Branch Records, Series II     
 Creator:  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Cleveland Branch 
 Dates:  1913-1923 
 Abstract:  The Cleveland Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the northeast Ohio chapter of the national organization devoted to civil and political equality. It was founded in 1912. CThe cllection consists of copies of correspondence with enclosures and branch bulletins, mostly generated by Harry E. Davis. The collection pertains primarily to the formation of the Cleveland Branch and the Cleveland College Chapter of the NAACP as well as the social conditions of Cleveland African Americans in the early 20th century. 
 Call #:  MS 4475 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Cleveland Branch -- Archives. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Race discrimination -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations.
 
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11Title:  James Horton Papers, Series III     
 Creator:  James Horton 
 Dates:  ca.1965-1990 
 Abstract:  James Horton (1934-2005) was an employee of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 47, in Cleveland, Ohio. He helped the union organize workers in several Cleveland hospitals and nursing homes and served as a negotiator during contract bargaining negotiations. During his career with SEIU he served in many capacities including organizer, business agent, negotiator, vice-president, and president. The collection consists of a biography, a book, brochures, casework files, contract data sheet, contract surveys, correspondence, fliers, grievance reports, handwritten notes, job descriptions, merger history, monthly activity reports, a photograph, plan descriptions, a proposal draft, newspaper clippings, a newsletter, reports, rosters, speech and press conference, union agreement, and union proposals. 
 Call #:  MS 5507 
 Extent:  1.00 linear feet 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Collective labor agreements -- Nursing homes -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Service industries workers -- Labor unions -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Nursing homes -- Ohio --Elyria. | Strikes and lockouts -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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12Title:  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Cleveland Branch Records     
 Creator:  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Cleveland Branch 
 Dates:  1922-1969 
 Abstract:  The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a social and political action organization founded in 1912 as a Cleveland, Ohio, branch of the NAACP. Its purpose is to oppose racial inequalities in civil and political rights. The collection consists of reports, minutes, office files, financial records, newspaper clippings, brochures, pamphlets, broadsides, speeches, news releases and insurance policies. 
 Call #:  MS 3520 
 Extent:  26.40 linear feet (70 containers) 
 Subjects:  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Cleveland Branch. | School integration -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Race discrimination -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations.
 
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13Title:  Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity, Cleveland Chapter Records     
 Creator:  Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity, Cleveland Chapter 
 Dates:  1961-1968 
 Abstract:  The Cleveland, Ohio, chapter of the Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity was the local chapter of a national organization (f. 1961) open to members in communion with the Protestant Episcopal Church. The Cleveland Chapter supported the 1968 presidential campaign of Eugene McCarthy, and the "Poor People's" Campaign with monetary and food contributions, while opposing the Vietnamese War. The collection consists of bylaws, minutes, an address by the Right Reverend John Harris Burt, membership lists, and a membership card file. 
 Call #:  MS 4199 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity. Cleveland Chapter -- Archives. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Race relations -- Religious aspects -- Episcopal Church. | Episcopal Church -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies, etc. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations.
 
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14Title:  Operation Black Unity Records     
 Creator:  Operation Black Unity 
 Dates:  1969-1976 
 Abstract:  Operation Black Unity was a coalition of groups and people, founded in 1969, interested in the progress of the African American population of Cleveland, Ohio. Membership consisted of churches, black nationalists, and civil rights groups. The organization was co-chaired by Reverend Donald S. Jacobs, Reverend Jonathan Ealy, and William O. Walker. One of its main projects was securing African American ownership of McDonald's restaurants in the city of Cleveland. The collection consists of minutes, reports, speech texts, correspondence, pamphlets, brochures, press releases, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous memorabilia. 
 Call #:  MS 4633 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Operation Black Unity. | McDonald's Corporation. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Minority business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Franchises (Retail trade) -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Fast food restaurants -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations.
 
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15Title:  Operation Equality Records     
 Creator:  Operation Equality 
 Dates:  1965-1971 
 Abstract:  Operation Equality was a Cleveland, Ohio, housing program established in 1967 by the National Urban League and designed to provide better housing for minority families. It encouraged the use of all legal and legislative tools related to housing, community planning, and development to achieve its goals. The collection consists of the operational plan of the organization, monthly bulletins, annual reports, correspondence, news releases, articles, brochures, and legal documents. 
 Call #:  MS 4636 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Operation Equality. | National Urban League. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Discrimination in housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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16Title:  Mary Jane Baylor Papers     
 Creator:  Baylor, Mary Jane 
 Dates:  1950-1980 
 Abstract:  Mary Jane Baylor was the first African American salesperson to work for the Halle Brothers Company of Cleveland, Ohio. Beginning in 1944 in the stock department, she moved on to a clerical position, and in 1950, as a salesperson in the children and infants' department. She received commendations for her service and awards for her ability to thwart crime and prevent fraud. The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and guest lists. 
 Call #:  MS 4648 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Baylor, Mary Jane. | Halle Bros. Co. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clerks (Retail trade) -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Retail trade -- Employees. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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17Title:  Perry B. Jackson Papers, Series II     
 Creator:  Jackson, Perry B. 
 Dates:  1896-1986 
 Abstract:  Perry B. Jackson was Ohio's first African American judge. He was active in Cleveland civic, religious, and educational organizations. The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, speeches, scrapbooks, awards, and certificates. 
 Call #:  MS 4659 
 Extent:  0.70 linear feet (2 containers, 1 oversize volume, and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Jackson, Perry B. (Perry Brooks), 1896-1986. | Elks (Fraternal Order) | Freemasons. Prince Hall Masonic Lodge (Cleveland, Ohio) | African American judges -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Judges -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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18Title:  Businessmen's Interracial Committee on Community Affairs Records     
 Creator:  Businessmen's Interracial Committee on Community Affairs 
 Dates:  1964-1972 
 Abstract:  The Businessmen's Interracial Committee on Community Affairs (BICCA) was organized in 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio, at a time of unrest in the community, in order to establish communication and develop understanding between leaders of Cleveland's business and African American communities. The BICCA was a committee of the Greater Cleveland Associated Foundation, which provided funding, services, and facilities. Additional financial support was supplied by local corporations. The collection consists of a report on the beginnings and early activity of the Committee, with copies of relevant articles, correspondence, and subcommittee reports, as well as annual reports. 
 Call #:  MS 4668 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Businessmen's Interracial Committee on Community Affairs (Cleveland, Ohio) | Greater Cleveland Associated Foundation. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations -- Economic aspects.
 
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19Title:  Charles Perry Papers     
 Creator:  Perry, Charles 
 Dates:  1964-1993 
 Abstract:  Charles Perry, a trained musician from Cleveland, Ohio, wrote and composed "The Kennedy Prayer," a dedicatory to John F. Kennedy upon the occasion of the latter's assassination in 1963. Copies of the song were sent to Jacqueline Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and entertainers, government officials, and heads of state. A copy of the song is also housed in the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library. The collection consists of letters and cards acknowledging receipt of "The Kennedy Prayer," as well as a proclamation and a photograph. 
 Call #:  MS 4690 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Perry, Charles, 1917- | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Afro-American composers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American musicians -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Composers -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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20Title:  Theresa Edwards Summons Papers     
 Creator:  Summons, Theresa Edwards 
 Dates:  1921-1958 
 Abstract:  Theresa Edwards Summons moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1932 to live and work out of the Phillis Wheatley Association residence. She was employed as a maid, servant, and laborer. In 1934, she married Berton Summons. He worked as a bellman, and later as a real estate broker with an office in the Lee-Harvard community of Cleveland. The collection consists of personal letters, correspondence, telegraphs, a booklet, newspaper clippings, and notes. 
 Call #:  MS 4742 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Summons, Theresa Edwards, 1903-1985. | Summons, Berton, 1907-1992. | Phillis Wheatley Association (Cleveland, Ohio) | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Afro-American women -- Employment -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Employment -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women -- Services for -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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