Cleveland City Councilman Jeff Johnson has kept the annual Glenville Parade and festival going each year. The 2015 event was the 38th annual.
After the Parade (see photos and videos from the Glenville Parade) Councilman Jeff Johnson welcomed the crowd to the 38th annual Glenville Community Festival and Parade.
Cleveland City Councilman Jeff Johnson
He told how performers such as Levert and Bone Thugs and Harmony were from the neighborhood and played this Festival. Then Ronnie Jones led off with an opening prayer.
Ronnie Jones giving invocation
Next, a local singer sang the Black National Anthem at the 38th annual Glenville Community Festival and Parade.
Then the United States National Anthem was sung.
Judge Jean Capers was the Grand Marshall of the 38th annual Glenville Community Festival and Parade.
Grand Marshall Judge Jean Capers
Judge Capers was a pioneer as the first black woman elected to the city council of any major U.S. city when she was elected in Cleveland in 1949. She was also a tennis champion among other accomplishments. Judge Capers is now 102 years old. Councilman Jeff Johnson introduced Judge Capers who passed on some words of wisdom.
Judge Jean Capers and Wendy McDonnell Hunter
Judge Jean Capers
Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek spoke of the value of people in the community.
Councilman Mike Polensek
Councilmen Jeff Johnson and Mike Polensek
The Northeast Ohio Young Black Democrats honored Cleveland City Councilman Jeff Johnson at the 38th annual Glenville Community Festival.
The Glenville Festival had performers for all ages and tastes such as Blues in the Senior Village in the Rockefeller Greenhouse.
There were resources and informational booths such as for the African American Cultural Garden.
African American Cultural Garden
Parade MC Silver B with Parade Coordinator Angela Woodson
2015 Glenville Festival and Parade Main Page (this page)
Wendy McDonald Hunter and Festival volunteers
Councilman Jeff Johnson and Cleveland Cultural Garden marchers
Glenville Community Foundation Director
Ms Curvy Elite
Having fun at the Glenville Festival
Photos and videos from the Glenville Parade
Page 2 of the Glenville Parade
Page 3 - Videos of the Glenville Parade
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