Cleveland: Spotlight on Black Culture
One of Cleveland’s most fundamental characteristics as a city is that it is made up of more than 100 ethnicities. One of the largest ethnicities is the city’s Black community, whose culture is woven throughout the city and can be experienced through art, music, food and more.
One of the city’s signature Black experiences is found at Karamu House, the oldest, producing African American theatre in the United States. The theatre has also been an incubator for some of America’s most well-known Black artists since its opening in 1915.
February is Black History Month in the United States, a time to learn how the Black community in Cleveland and nationwide has created change and fostered innovation through influence, creativity, and perseverance. Many events will take place around the city throughout the month to celebrate the history, culture, and excellence of the Black community.