The City of Cleveland launched its annual Black History Month celebration with an opening ceremony on Friday, Feb. 1.
“The City of Cleveland has a proud tradition of Black leadership and innovation – from the sciences to government to the private sector to the nonprofit world to sports and entertainment,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “This February – thanks to our Black History Month Committee – we honor the achievements made by Black Clevelanders in the past and present with a series of events that are free and open to the public.”
The ceremony honored Howard Bradley (retired owner of Howard Bradley Construction), Ariane Kirkpatrick (owner of The AKA Team) and Carla Moody (owner of Moody Environmental and Consulting) and featured Dr. Mark L. Joseph of Case Western Reserve University as the keynote speaker.
The City of Cleveland’s Black History Month events are free and open to the public.