City of Cleveland – Black History Month 2020

Throughout the month of February, the City of Cleveland will be hosting various events in honor of Black History Month. You can find down below what to look forward to for the rest of the month.


February 12th

“Remembering the Dream”
12PM – 1:30PM
Featuring performances by Joe Bullups and Donte’ Barksdale
Cleveland City Hall Rotunda
Open to Public


February 18th

Panel Discussion, “The media’s role in elections”
12PM – 1:30PM
Honoring the Greater Cleveland Association National Black Journalists & Harry Boomer. Invited panelists include Kevin “Chill” Heard, Rhonda Crowder, Russ Mitchell, Gregory Lockhart, Leon Bibb, Sandra Bishop, and Nate Paige.
Cleveland City Hall Rotunda
Open to Public


February 20th

Pastor’s Breakfast
10AM – 12PM
Honoring Rev. Dr. R.E. Hedgeman, Senior pastor, Bethany Christian Church
Cornucopia Place, 7201 Kinsman Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44104

Go Red for Women
11AM – 2PM
Information, vendors, activities, and guest speakers
For more information contact Sandy Wood at 216-857-7474
Cleveland City Hall Rotunda


February 23rd

Salute to Gospel Music
5PM – 7PM
Honoring Jerome “Jae the Gospel Kid” Williams
The Word Church, 5900 Kinsman Rd.
Open to the public


February 24th – 27th

Art Exhibit
Continuous, during business hours
Featuring the work of Cleveland Visual Artist Curtis A. Vant
City Hall Rotuna


February 25th

A Salute to Entertainment
12:15PM – 1:15PM
Theater Production, Central’s Lyrics, written and directed by Cornell Calhoun III. Introducing Aliyahna Nicole Small as Lyric, and honoring Karamu Interim Technical Director/Actor Prophet D. Seay
City Hall Rotunda


February 28th

Black History Month Crowning Event
12PM – 2PM
Honor Dr. William H. Myers, recently retired Director of Black Church Studies Program at Ashland Theological Seminary and pastor at New Mount Zion Baptist Church.
City Hall Rotunda
Invitation only



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