2015 CLA Black History Month Preview
28 Days of “OHIO” Black History
This year, during the month of February, the students and staff of CLA will take a look at the history and legacy of famous African Americans from Ohio. Each day during the lunch block, images of a famous African American will be displayed for all scholars to view, and one scholar in each grade will be chosen to read the biography of the highlighted person. In addition, students and teachers may read about other Ohio African Americans during morning crew. At the end of each week, scholars will be quizzed during crew and/or community meeting about the African Americans featured during that week. Crew and individual competitions will test scholar learning about these highly acclaimed individuals.
Parents and guardians – Here is our beginning list of notable African American Ohioans. If you have suggestions for others, please call Ms. Pratt at 216-229-8185 to give her the name!
Ariel Stokes, judge Granville T. Woods, inventor Paul Laurence Dunbar, author
Halle Berry, actress LeBron James, athlete Jesse Owens, athlete
Michael White, mayor Frank Jackson, mayor Louis Stokes, congressman
Terrence Howard, actor Steve Harvey, actor Troy Smith, athlete
Yvette Brown, actress Paula Parker, actress Jean Murrell Capers, judge
Edwin Moses, athlete Garrett Morgan, inventor Robert Haynie, physician
Harrison Dillard, athlete Robert Smith, inventor Kidd Cudi, musician
Al Roker, TV personality Arsenio Hall, actor The Leverts, musicians
Ruby Lee, actress Imani Hakim, actress Stephanie Tubbs Jones, politician
Fredrick Jones, inventor Brad Sellers, athlete/mayor Shad Moss “Bow Wow”, musician
Kat Williams, actor Tony Morrison, author Buster Douglas, athlete
Carl B. Stokes, mayor John Legend, musician Janet E. Bashen, inventor
And, next Friday, February 6th, the CLA Black History Month Speakers Series will feature
Mr. Randell McShepard, an RPM International executive and Cleveland civic leader. Please join us during our community meeting from Noon to 12:50! Mr. McShepard’s talk is coordinated by the Beachwood Infiniti and Collection Auto Group.