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  Shaker Historical Society

We inspire people to engage in and celebrate the Shaker Heights story and its impact on the region… past, present, and future.

Exhibit: A Celebration & History of the African American Vote: Exclusion & Inclusion

Thu, May 7, 2020 11AM - 5PM
Repeat weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, until Jun 2, 2020
Repeating on: May 1, May 6, May 7, May 8, May 13, May 14
This fascinating exhibit will look at the impact of influential African American’s in local politics from Winston Richie (First African American Councilman in Shaker Heights), and Peter Lawson Jones (Shaker Heights Councilman), up to Carmella Williams who was just elected to Shaker Heights City Council. "A Celebration & History of the African American Vote" will also examine Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Shaker to promote the election of Carl B. Stokes, and more!

This exhibit will be open to the public during museum hours from February 1st - May 31st. The museum is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays from 11am-5pm and Sundays from 2-5pm. General admission fees will apply.