Know Our Heritage

The African-American Experience in Cleveland

"Know Our Heritage" is inspired by the Cleveland Restoration Society's 40th anniversary project, The African American Experience in Cleveland. With support from the Ohio History Fund, we share with you the important connections between historic sites in Cleveland and the significant people and events that shaped them.

African Americans have made tremendous contributions to life in Greater Cleveland. Through a comprehensive building survey, Know Our Heritage emails, online photo galleries, and this digital publication, the Cleveland Restoration Society has collected stories of people and places in order to preserve this rich history for future generations.

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