Celebrating Blacks in Photojournalism


Thu Sep 01 2022 at 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm


Cleveland History Center | Cleveland, OH

This celebration, the first in a series that continues through April 2023, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Allen E. Cole Photography Studio in Cleveland’s Fairfax community. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Western Reserve Historical Society (African American Initiatives) and the Greater Cleveland Association of Black Journalists.
The cost for this 1920s-themed event includes:
Admission to “Partnerships, Portraits, and the Power of Photojournalism: Black History According to Allen E. and Frances T. Cole,” and all other exhibits
Live jazz performed by Gabriel’s Horns
Heavy hors d’oeuvres
Soft beverages
Cash bar (beer and wine)
Personalized photographs by L & L Photography
An autographed copy of Through the Lens of Allen E. Cole: A Photographic History of African Americans in Cleveland, Ohio
Author talk featuring Samuel W. Black
Discounted on-site parking
Tentative Schedule:
5: 00 PM: Cole exhibit officially opens
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Heavy hors d’oeuvres, soft beverages, cash bar, and museum exhibits open
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM: “Meet-the-Authors” / Book signing
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Book talk by Samuel W. Black, Director of African American Programs, Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh
6:00 PM – 6:45 PM: Jazz performance by Gabriel’s Horns
6:45 PM – 7:15 PM: GCLEABJ Awards Program Honoring Black Photojournalists
7:15 PM – 8:00 PM: Jazz performance by Gabriel’s Horns
8:00 PM: Museum closes

$35 – WRHS Members
$50 – Non-Members

Where is it happening?

Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:

Cleveland History Center

Host or Publisher Cleveland History Center

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