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Cleveland kicks off Black History Month celebrations

Posted at 9:17 PM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-01 21:38:36-05

CLEVELAND — February is Black History Month and celebrations have already kicked off in the city of Cleveland.

The theme this year is “Empowering A People: African Americans and the Right to Vote,” celebrating the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and highlighting the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

Throughout the month the city will host activities that highlight black leadership, innovation and influence in Cleveland.

To view a schedule of events celebrating Black History Month in Cleveland, click here.

The Cleveland Public Library is also celebrating Black History Month with multiple events being held throughout the month.

The first event will be a conversation about race, racism and the power of bias on Feb. 8 at Cleveland State University's Berkman Hall Auditorium.

For more information, click here.