Operation Black Unity Records

Operation Black Unity was a coalition of groups and people, founded in 1969, interested in the progress of the African-American population of Cleveland, Ohio. Membership consisted of churches, black nationalists, and civil rights groups. The organization was co-chaired by Reverend Donald S. Jacobs, Reverend Jonathan Ealy, and William O. Walker. One of its main projects was securing African-American ownership of McDonald’s restaurants in the city of Cleveland. The collection consists of minutes, reports, speech texts, correspondence, pamphlets, brochures, press releases, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous memorabilia.