|Welcome to the African American Heritage
Trail of Cleveland a guided tour of the grandeur of Cleveland's black
history. The accomplishment that black Clevelanders have given to our
city creates a unique place in the history books.
On the tour, you'll hear inspiring stories like gas
mask inventor Garrett Morgan's heroic rescue of two men trapped below
Lake Erie. You'll see local landmarks honoring such native sons as
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., leader of the Tuskegee Airmen, and Olympic
athlete Jesse Owens. You'll admire the vision and savvy of Eliza Bryant
and Jane Edna Hunter, who built some of Ohio's most enduring social
service agencies. Relive the 1967 era, when Carl B. Stokes became the
first black mayor of a major U. S. city.