Board of Trustees Meeting

March 16, 2017 Trustees Room Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA I. Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 2/16/17 and Advocacy Taskforce Meeting of 2/13/17. II. COMMUNICATIONS III. MOTION TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND THE REGULATIONS IV. FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT (Mr. Seifullah, Chair) A. Resolution to Accept Gifts for the Month of February———–EXHIBIT 1 B. Third Amendment to…

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Honoring the Life & Work of 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…

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Anand Giridharadas: A Tale of Two Americas

In his TED talk, Anand Giridharadas described the two Americas through the experience of a Bangladeshi immigrant and the American who, in the aftermath of 9/11, targeted him and other immigrants in a fury of murder and hatred. Today, it is more important than ever to examine and understand the two Americas as immigration issues take center stage on the…

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Roll, Jordan, Roll

Text by Julia Peterkin; photographic studies by Doris Ulmann New York: 1933 Special Edition. The photographs of Roll, Jordan, Roll were created by Doris Ulmann (1882-1934) in collaboration with novelist Julia Peterkin, a project that began in 1929.  They wished to document the lives of former slaves of South Carolina and their descendants. Ulmann studied with Lewis Hine (1874-1940), a…

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The Euclid Beach Park Corporation Papers, 1905-1969

The Cleveland Public Library’s Special Collections department has a collection of papers related to Euclid Beach Park and the Humphrey family. The amusement park first opened in 1894, but initially failed. The Humphrey family, who had a popcorn stand in the park, took over the management in 1901. The park became very popular, but eventually closed in 1969 due to…

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