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1Title:  Mt. Zion Congregational Church Records     
 Creator:  Mt. Zion Congregational Church 
 Dates:  1888-2005 
 Abstract:  Mt. Zion Congregational Church was founded on September 11, 1864 when nineteen men and women formally gathered in Plymouth Church on Prospect Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. The predominantly African American congregation has moved many times throughout its history, including locations downtown, in the Central and Fairfax neighborhoods, and its current location (2014) in University Circle. Mt. Zion's congregation played a significant role in the settlement of freed slaves in Cleveland after the Civil War, the founding of the Cleveland Chapter of the National Association of Colored People (NAACP), and the founding of Eliza Bryant Village. The collection consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, historical sketches, programs, bulletins, and financial documents. 
 Call #:  MS 5231 
 Extent:  0.60 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Religion | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Church buildings -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Congregational churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History | Congregational churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Mt. Zion Congregational Church (Cleveland, Ohio) | University Circle (Cleveland, Ohio) | African American History / Religion
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2Title:  Alexander Martin Family Papers     
 Creator:  Martin, Alexander Family 
 Dates:  1927-1990 
 Abstract:  The Alexander Martin family was a prominent African American family in Cleveland, Ohio. Alexander H. Martin Sr. graduated with a law degree from Western Reserve University in 1897, one of the first African Americans to do so. Martin had a long career as an attorney and was active in Cleveland city politics. His wife, Mary Brown Martin, was a teacher and the first African American to serve on the Cleveland Public School Board. Their son, Alexander H. Martin, Jr. was an attorney and the first African American to run for mayor of Cleveland. Their daughter, Lydia, was a librarian at Western Reserve University. Sarah Martin Pereira, another daughter, was noted for her scholarship and her commitment to education. The collection consists of awards, biographies, certificates, correspondence, diplomas, a funeral book, histories, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, programs, and publications. 
 Call #:  MS 5210 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Education -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Religion. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Bahai Faith -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Bahai Faith | Bahai women -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Martin family | Mary B. Martin Elementary School (Cleveland, Ohio) | Mt. Zion Congregational Church (Cleveland, Ohio)
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