A.W. Mercer

A.W. Mercer, Class of 1901. Dr. Mercer was a graduate of Western Reserve University Medical School.

Alexander H. Martin

Alexander H. Martin, Class of 1895. Mr.. Martin graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Adelbert College in 1895. He was one of six African-American members of Phi Beta Kappa Honorary society in the 19th century. After graduation, Mr.. Martin enrolled in the Western Reserve University Law School and at the end of his second year (1897) passed the state bar exam….

Almeda

Charles L. Sallee, painter and graphic artist was born in Oberlin, Ohio in 1911. He studied at Karamu House, the Institute of Art and earned a B.S. from Western Reserve University in 1939. After teaching in Cleveland Schools he worked on WPA projects as a printmaker and mural painter. During World War II he worked as a cartographer and camouflage…

Anthony J. Whitehead

Anthony J. Whitehead, Class if 1915. Dr. Whitehead graduated from the Western Reserve University Dental School. He established and maintained a practice in Cleveland

Armen Gloster Evans

Armen Gloster Evans, Class of 1920. Dr, Evans enrolled at Adelbert College in 1913. He combined three years of college and four years of medical school. As a student, he joined others to fight and work hard to establish Alpha Phi Alpha (Pi Chapter) on the Western Reserve University campus. Dr. Evans served on the staffs of Rainbow Babies and…

Artist’s Life #2

Hughie Lee-Smith was born in Eustis, Florida, lived in Atlanta until 1925, when he moved to Cleveland. He began attending art classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art and later graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1938. While in Cleveland, he became active at Karamu House as an actor, dancer, set designer, and teacher. He worked in the…

Artist’s Life #3

Hughie Lee-Smith was born in Eustis, Florida, lived in Atlanta until 1925, when he moved to Cleveland. He began attending art classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art and later graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1938. While in Cleveland, he became active at Karamu House as an actor, dancer, set designer, and teacher. He worked in the…

Artist’s Life No. 1

Hughie Lee-Smith was born in Eustis, Florida, lived in Atlanta until 1925, when he moved to Cleveland. He began attending art classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art and late graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1938. While in Cleveland, he became active at Karamu House as an actor, dancer, set designer, and teacher. He worked in the…

Barbara Nichols

Barbara Nichols graduated from the Massachusetts Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Boston. In 1966, she earned a B.S. in Nursing from Case’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and an M.S> in Behavioral Disabilities from the University of Wisconsin. Over the course of her career, Ms. Nichols has held 23 offices in professional associations including President of the American…

Bertha

Charles L. Sallee, painter and graphic artist was born in Oberlin, Ohio in 1911. He studied at Karamu House, the Institute of Art and earned a B.S. from Western Reserve University in 1939. After teaching in Cleveland Schools he worked on WPA projects as a printmaker and mural painter. During World War II he worked as a cartographer and camouflage…