Cleveland

Cleveland

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Cleveland neatly decomposes into several Downtown districts with a different flavor. The Flats is a distinctive setting where nightlife and dining meet alongside working riverboats and classic bridges. Tower City has a welcome variety of dining and shopping establishments set inside beloved Terminal Tower. Gateway District is home to LeBron James basketball venue, a baseball park and large hotels. North Coast District features a football stadium, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and science center. To those venues, add soulful attractions in Hough District, University Circle and Shaker Heights.

Cultural Sites
World-famous Karamu House, the African American Cultural Center at CSU, and the African American Archive Collection are notable Black Heritage sites in Cleveland, with an assist from the Rock ‘n Roll Museum … More

Restaurants and Nightclubs
Cleveland has a modest selection of Jazz, R&B and Hip-Hop nightclubs. You’ll also appreciate the range of Seafood and Soul Food bistros, steakhouses and barbecue joints that fit all budgets … More

History
One of the first black settlers to the area was George Peake, who arrived in 1809. Afterwards, African-Americans slowly trickled to the area and by 1860, 799 lived in a Cleveland community of over 43,000 … More

Karamu House
In 1915, a pair of Oberlin College graduates opened The Playhouse Settlement at East 38th and Central Avenue. Russell and Rowena Woodham-Jelliffe set out to establish a common ground where people of different races … More

Places of Worship
Several Cleveland churches serve long-time congregations and are historical landmarks. St. John AME Church, Shiloh Baptist Church, Antioch Baptist, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, St. Paul AME Zion Church … More

Innkeeper
Parker’s Guesthouse, having three levels of traditional elegance this Guesthouse is a hidden gem by owner–artist-resident Edward Parker … More

Shops and Galleries
Two significant art galleries by resident artists and two extensive bookstores that host traveling authors and other events await your visit … More

Historic Sites
At the Old Municipal Stadium site, now home to Cleveland Browns Stadium, Larry Doby became the 2nd African-American to play Major League Baseball. At City Hall in 1967, the 1st African-American became mayor of a large city … More

Rock n’ Roll Cleveland
In the 1950s, Alan Freed, a white musician and DJ in Cleveland coddled Rhythm & Blues by black folks. Given racism at those times, he knew that calling it “R&B” or “Jump Blues” on the airwaves would limit crossover appeal … More

Hough District
East of downtown along Euclid Avenue, a substantial black district can be traced back to 1910. As the first large wave of African Americans arrived, many had the fortune of attending Central High School … More

General Attractions
With Tower City shops, plus bars and restaurants in Gateway District, Warehouse District and The Flats, this rebounding city has surprising depth in attractions to fill a 3 days business trip or getaway … More

The Arts
With five major theaters, a waterside amphitheater, Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Western Reserve Historical Society, and a major Jewish Museum … More

Family Attractions
Great Lakes Science Center, First Energy Stadium, Quicken Loans Arena, Progressive Field, Children’s Museum of Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Pro Football Hall Of Fame, Cedar Point … More

Oberlin
Situated in Lorain County about 40 minutes from downtown Cleveland, Oberlin has a long and storied history relating to African Americans and the heroic Underground Railroad … More

Oberlin Attractions
Playing such an important role on the Underground Railroad, Oberlin has numerous churches, homes and memorials that history buffs will find fascinating … More

Trivia, Radio Stations and Famous Residents
“The Land”, as its affectionately called, elected the first black mayor of a major American city in 1967. It is also distinguished for breaking other major color barriers … More

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