Living Black History at Lake View Cemetery

In honor of 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. These programs will engage high school students and the community while developing their appreciation for the African-American experience. Moderated by Dee Perry, the presentations will be held every Wednesday throughout the month of February at 10am. 

This event will be rescheduled: Wednesday, February 7 at 10am: Zelma George — Presented by Anisi Daniels-Smith

Wednesday, February 14 at 10am: Lethia Cousins Fleming ­­— Presented by Vivien Sandlund, Ph.D.

Wednesday, February 21 at 10am: Fannie Lewis — Presented by Megan Altman, Ph.D.

Wednesday, February 28 at 10am: William Otis Walker — Presented by Charlotte Rodabaugh, Ph.D.

Distance Learning Programing: 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 Each program will also be recorded and placed on ideastream’s distance learning website at

Presented by the Lake View Cemetery Foundation in collaboration with Hiram College, the History Center at Western Reserve Historical Society and ideastream. Sponsored by The Tecovas Foundation, Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation and KeyBank Foundation. CMSD Schools Transportation Funded by Lake View Cemetery Foundation.

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