Living Black History at Lake View Cemetery featuring Lethia Cousins Fleming

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 February 14th program will feature Lethia Cousins Fleming.   A founder of the Negro Welfare Association (now the National Urban League), she was an active organizer for the Republican Party and directed the national campaign for four presidential candidates among black women.  Fleming served on the county child welfare board for 20 years.  She put her political life aside in 1912 when she became involved with the Bahai movement.

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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