Crafting Your Experience

Cleveland Restoration Society

Lee-Harvard Suburb in the City Initiative

Many of today's African-American leaders, both in Cleveland and beyond, came up in Ward 1. Racially integrated in the 1920s, it elected the first African-American mayor in the State of Ohio in 1929. The community established many of the first citizen's councils and neighborhood associations in the region, and residents are still known for their strong community involvement and activism.

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