720 XTF Search Results (subject=Civil rights -- United States.;subject-join=exact;brand=default;f1-subject=African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland.;f5-format=Manuscript Collection);subject-join%3Dexact;brand%3Ddefault;f1-subject%3DAfrican%20Americans%20--%20Ohio%20--%20Cleveland.;f5-format%3DManuscript%20Collection Results for your query: subject=Civil rights -- United States.;subject-join=exact;brand=default;f1-subject=African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland.;f5-format=Manuscript Collection Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:00:00 GMT Dr. Zelma Watson George Papers and Photographs. George, Dr. Zelma Watson Dr. Zelma Watson George (1903-1994) was born in Texas in 1903. As an African American woman coming of age in the early twentieth century, she and her family endured discrimination in many situations. She graduated from high school in Topeka, Kansas, went on to college at the University of Chicago, and eventually earned her Ph.D. from New York University. She moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in the 1940s and became renown for her musical talents and research, diplomatic career, her contributions to the civil rights movement locally, and her career as an administrator and educator/lecturer. The collection consists of agendas, awards, brochures, budgets, by-laws, calendars, cassette tapes, certificates, charters, contracts, correspondence, diaries, a dissertation, financial documents, flyers, forms, guest books, invitations, journal articles, lectures, magazine articles, memoranda, minutes, music scores, negatives (approximately 20), newsletters, newspaper articles and clippings, note cards, notes, passports, pho... Mon, 01 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson Papers. Johnson, Ella Mae Cheeks Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1904. Orphaned at age four, she was raised by the Davis family. She attended Dallas Colored High School and Fisk University before applying to the School of Applied Social Sciences at Western Reserve University. Johnson graduated in 1928 with a master's degree in social work. As a social worker, Johnson was first employed by Associated Charities of Cleveland, Ohio. Later, she worked for the Cuyahoga County Department of Welfare in conjunction with the federal program Aid to Dependent Children. She retired in 1961. Johnson married Elmer Cheeks in 1929. They had two sons. Cheeks died in 1941, and Johnson married Raymond Johnson in 1957. He died in 1983. Mrs. Johnson was an active member of Mt. Zion Congregational Church, an avid reader and traveler, and a supporter of a variety of charities. At age 105, she attended the inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. Soon after, with the assistance of a freelance writer, she wrote her autobiograph... Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT