Celebrate the Past

Akron/Summit County’s history is rich with contributions made by African-Americans and the area honors this fact with opportunities that visitors are encouraged to share. Gain perspective on the past by visiting The University of Akron’s Pan African Center for Community Studies (220 Wolf Ledges Pkwy., Akron, 44325) where various exhibits are displayed in the Dr. Shirla R. McClain Gallery of Akron’s Black History and Culture.

Other sites and events that celebrate cultural diversity include:

North Hill African Market
212 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron, 44310

John Brown House

Omo Iroko Drum & Dance Society

Panyard Steel Drum Company

Sojourner Truth Building and Monument
37 N. High St., Akron 44308

African-American Cultural Festival/Parade

Hot Jazz on Howard Street

Joy Park Festival

Juneteenth Festival