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Black History Month 2016

Black History Month Flag Raising Ceremony
Cleveland City Hall Rotunda
February 6, 2016

Black History Month banner in Cleveland City Hall 2016


Members of the Underground Railroad Society, Coalition for a Better Life, dba Peace in the Hood and other community organizations gathered at the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall for the 42nd annual Black History Month Flag Raising Ceremony.

Begore marching to the City Hall steps to see the African flag raised above City Hall, people gathered and spent time at the Black History Month exhibits.

Amir Khalid A. Samad CEO of Peace in the Hood Inc. gathered the crowd to the front of the stage to talk about the intergenerational message.

Amir Khalid A. Samad CEO of Peace in the Hood

Amir Khalid A. Samad, CEO of Peace in the Hood


He invited the community elders to sit and the younger people, the next generations, to stand behind them.

Black History Month group at Cleveland City Hall


In this short video, Khalid Samad spoke of the intergenerational theme of the ceremony and how we should learn from the elders who have been through so much. That coincides with their motto "Each one, teach one. Each one, reach one."


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Enjoy these other images from the event. If you can help identify someone in a photo, please let us know.

Dr. Eugene Jordan and others


Black History Month group at Cleveland City Hall


Khalid Samad, Eugene Jordan and others


Black History Month group at Cleveland City Hall


Amir Khalid A. Samad, CEO of Peace in the Hood

Amir Khalid A. Samad, CEO of Peace in the Hood


St Adalbert group


Black History Month group at Cleveland City Hall


Peace in the Hood artwork

Peace in the Hood students displayed
some of their outstanding artwork and birdhouses


Black History Month Highlights in Cleveland City Hall

Black History Month Highlights in Cleveland City Hall


Black History Month Highlights in Cleveland City Hall


Black History Month Highlights in Cleveland City Hall


Harriet Tubman


Frederick Douglas


Khalid Samad, Eugene Jordan and others


Black History Month group at Cleveland City Hall






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