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African-American Festival in Cleveland

African-American Festival
Cleveland
June 2, 2012

The 2nd annual African-American Festival took place in Voinovich Park. The official ceremony began with an invocation - the singing of the Our Father.

Singing the Our Father at African-American Festival in Cleveland




People toured the park grounds to sample foods, shop and learn about organizations and resources.

African-American Garden

African-American Garden


New Cleveland African American Museum board member Osbon Woodford, Executive Sirector Francis Caldwell and Board President John A. Boyd

New Cleveland African American Museum board member Osbon Woodford, Executive Sirector Francis Caldwell and Board President John A. Boyd


A Libation Ceremony was held to remember those who went before us.

Libation Ceremony




Besides the drumming, entertainment included the Shaolin Kung Fu Institute.

Shaolin Kung Fu Institute

Shaolin Kung Fu Institute


Shaolin Kung Fu Institute


Shaolin Kung Fu Institute


Shaolin Kung Fu Institute


Shaolin Kung Fu Institute





Crowd at the African-American festival in Cleveland


Boy with African Flag



Cleveland Community Relations Director Blaine Griffin spoke about the importance of this event.

Cleveland Community Relations Director Blaine Griffin

Cleveland Community Relations Director Blaine Griffin




African-American Parade

Drummers at the Festival

Carter G. Woodson Family







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