The Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Park Service for its project entitled “In Their Footsteps: Developing an African American Civil Rights Trail in Cleveland, OH.” The project involves the installation of ten (10) Ohio Historical Markers at the “top ten” sites in Cleveland associated with the struggle for civil rights for African Americans between the years 1954 – 1976. The struggle for civil rights continues today, as many Americans face inequities in housing, education and the criminal justice system. By marking sites in Cleveland where events took place which were pivotal to changes in federal legislation and Black empowerment, our community will honor the courage and steadfastness of our those who brought about this legislative and social progress.
Beginning in October 2019, it is anticipated this project will take three years.
This project is supported through a grant from the African American Civil Rights grant program as administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior.