The first generations of African American artists who were active in the Cleveland region were showcased in the 1993 exhibition Yet Still We Rise: African American Artists in Cleveland 1930-1970. In 2005, a second exhibition was organized. In addition to gallery shows, this exhibit – titled Each in Their Own Voice: African American Artists in Cleveland, 1970-2005 – documented subsequent generations of African American artists through oral history interviews, which were incorporated into the opening of the gallery show. The interviews for the project were collected by students and staff at the CSU Center for Public History and Digital Humanities.

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Cleveland Memory exhibit: Each in Their Own Voice: African-American Artists in Cleveland, 1970-2005

Cleveland Voices

View the Each in Their Own Voice collection on Cleveland Voices, the official home of the Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Cleveland Voices includes improved support for mobile devices, social media sharing, and printing, as well as interactive transcripts, user guides, and more.