Learn About Ohio’s
Civil Rights History

Civil rights history in Cleveland goes far beyond the historic preservation efforts of the trail. We invite you to browse the additional resources below to learn more about the people, places, events, and outcomes associated with the movement as it was, and as it continues today.

This website has used images from Cleveland Historical, Cleveland Memory, the Cleveland Public Library Photograph Collection, Western Reserve Historical Society, the Cleveland State University Special Collections, as well as material donated to use by private citizens.

Although the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail conducted its own oral histories, for additional interviews about Cleveland, visit Cleveland Voices.

Another valuable resource cited throughout this site is the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History.

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