The Dr. Shirla R. McClain Gallery of Akron’s Black History & Culture

22 N. Wolf Ledges Parkway
University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1801

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The Akron Black History and Culture Gallery is committed to telling the African American story fully and accurately as it impacted the greater Akron experience and how the story impacts our collective life today.

The University of Akron Archival Services African-American Collections

225 South Main Street (The Polsky Building), Room LL10

Akron, Ohio 44325


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Summit Memory African-American Collections

Akron Remembers 1968

Images and audio excerpts recalling 1968, a pivotal year for Akron, Ohio, and communities throughout the nation. The excerpts were taken from oral history interviews collected as part of a collaborative project of the Akron-Summit County Public Library and Dr. Gregory Wilson and students enrolled in his Fall 2008 course on public history at the University of Akron. This collection was contributed by the Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Akron Beacon Journal.

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Samuel Shepard Collection

The Samuel Shepard Collection contains images of the publisher of The Informer, an African American newspaper in Akron during the 1950s as well as many issues of The Informer. This collection was contributed by the Summit County Historical Society.

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