It proved to be a big break for Womack, the son of a steelworker, who grew up in Cleveland's Central Avenue neighborhood. Carl B. Stokes (1927-1996). Doby and teammate Satchel Paige were the first African-Americans to win a World Series, when the Indians won it in 1948. But Black women have consistently published evocative, thoughtful works. But these are just part of a story with more parts, more players, more breadth and more history than most of us know. He also bought the Call and Post, where he still serves as publisher. Cleveland is my hometown, and the Indians have a narrow but rich history. From time to time ephemeral publications spring up pretending to add to biographical literature sketches of “leading” and “prominent” men for a consideration. By McKenzie Jean-Philippe. Conan O'Brien. Before becoming the owner of the laid-back, retro-inspired Prosperity Social Club in Tremont, Bonnie Flinner had been working in restaurants and bars for years. Black Americans in Cleveland (1972). The Lerners are familiar to Clevelanders as the former owners of the Cleveland Browns. (1999 press photo, Plain Dealer Historical Photograph Collection), Rita Dove (1952-): The Akron native and Buchtel High School grad became the second African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize for poetry, in 1987. We start with Jesse Owens. (1972 press photo, Plain Dealer Historical Photograph Collection), Jimmy Scott (1925-2014): The Cleveland native whose unique, refined voice and gentle demeanor made him an international jazz star got his start singing in local clubs as a teen. Langston Hughes, American writer who was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance and who vividly depicted the African American experience through his writings, which ranged from poetry and plays to novels and newspaper columns. Antoni Gaudi was a famous architect from Barcelona, and this is one of the houses he designed. The John Adams Class of '54 grad learned the sax playing with his dad, Albert – often playing with him in church. You May Be Surprised To Learn These 12 Famous People Are From Cleveland. "Of all the pennants, World Series, awards and All-Star games I've been in, this is the greatest thrill," Robinson told The Plain Dealer after the game. Florence Allen 1921 KSU FLORENCE E. ALLEN, CLEVELAND’S MOST FAMOUS WOMAN ALMOST NO CLEVELANDERS TODAY HAVE HEARD OF By Marian J. Morton The pdf is here When the Plain Dealer’s Andrea Simakis discovered “the unstoppable Judge Florence Allen,” she marveled over Allen’s path-breaking career, her intellect, her perseverance, her “moxie.” King's peaceful confrontations with white society, his growing activism against the Vietnam War and the frequent insinuations that he had Communist ties made him a … Born James Cleveland Owens, he moved from Alabama to Cleveland in his youth with his family as part of the Great Migration north for many African-Americans. Proudly Serving Cleveland and surrounding areas for your entertainment needs.