Honoring the Life & Work of Zelma Watson George

Zelma Watson George

An Exhibit and Program
Saturday, March 25, 2017 • 2:00 p.m.

Main Library, Special Collections, 3rd floor

Honor the life and work of Dr. Zelma Watson George (1903–94). Dr. George was a sociologist, musicologist and performer who broke the color barrier on Broadway in 1950. She came to Cleveland to research African-American music using the resources at the Cleveland Public Library in the 1940s.

Guest panel:
• Rhonda Crowder, Journalist
• Sonali Bustamante Wilson, Cleveland State General Counsel
• Susan Hall, Western Reserve Historical Society Community Relations Director

A table-top exhibit of materials will be on view in Special Collections from March 25–October 28, 2017.

For more information call Special Collections at 216-623-2818 or email special.collections@cpl.org.