The Cleveland Browns are proud sponsors of the City of Cleveland's annual Black History Month Celebrations. The city hosted over fourteen educational events that focused on business, art & culture, politics, media and health. This year's theme was centered on Empowering A People: African Americans and the Right to Vote. Staff as well as Browns Legend, Cleo Miller, supported events throughout the month.
The Opening Ceremony Luncheon kicked off the month-long celebrations at City Hall. The event honored Nana Dr. Okatakyi Amanfi VII, Paramount Chief Asebu Traditional Area and Nana Obokese Ampah I, Chief Apagyahen of Asebu Traditional Area, both respresenting Ghana, West.
Held in conjunction with Black History Month, the City of Cleveland also hosted a Blood Drive with the American Red Cross to bring attention to the importance of developing a diverse pool of donations. Representatives from Lifebanc and Kincaid's Kindred Spirits were on site to educate community members about organ donation and Sickle Cell Disease. The American Red Cross is a First and Ten Community Partner of the Browns.
The celebrations ended with the Crowning Event at City Hall, which honored Dr. William H. Myers, recently retired Director of Black Church Studies Program at Ashland Theological Seminary, and pastor at New Mount Zion Baptist Church.
To recap the full calendar of events, click here.