Living Black History at Lake View Cemetery featuring Fannie Lewis

To engage high school students and develop their appreciation for Black History Month, ideastream is hosting Living Black History at Lake View Cemetery in the Westfield InsuranceTM Studio Theatre located in the Idea Center® at Playhouse Square. This February, four inspiring lectures will showcase the lives of prominent African-Americans buried at Lake View Cemetery. Moderated by Dee Perry, the presentations will be held every Wednesday throughout the month of February at 10am.

The third program of our series features Fannie Lewis - Elected to Cleveland City Council in 1979, she served the north-central ward of the city for almost 30 years.  Lewis was a major supporter of grass-roots initiatives, including job recruitment, the school voucher program, and housing investment in the Hough neighborhood.  Fannie learned the importance of taking care of other people and helping wherever she could. Lewis fought ferociously for what she believed in.

All four programs will be streamed live at Schools may interact by emailing questions prior to or during each program. Please send questions to John Ramicone at

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