Living Black History at Lake View Cemetery

Sponsored by The Tecovas Foundation, Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation and KeyBank Foundation

The Lake View Cemetery Foundation, in collaboration with Hiram College, the History Center at Western Reserve Historical Society and WVIZ/PBS ideastream, presented four lectures on prominent African Americans buried at Lake View Cemetery.

February 14, 2018

Lethia Cousins Fleming, presented by Vivien Sandlund, Ph.D, Professor of History

February 21, 2018

Fannie Lewis, presented by Megan Altman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy

February 28, 2018

William Otis Walker, presented by Charlotte (Cathy) Rodabaugh, Ph.D., Professor of History

February 28, 2018

Zelma George, presented by Anisi Daniels-Smith, Ph.D., Instructor of Sociology & Director of Hiram College’s Emerging Scholars Program


Set in Stone: The Role of Italian Americans in Building Lake View Cemetery

Sponsored by the Northern Ohio Italian American Federation (NOIA) and the Cleveland History Center

This video, originally a tour that was part of the Cleveland Humanities Festival, features Pamela Dorazio Dean, Curator of Italian American History at the Cleveland History Center, spotlighting Northeast Ohio Italian Americans who helped build Lake View Cemetery.


Legacies of African Americans who contributed to Cleveland’s Past

Sponsored by Dominion and KeyBank Foundation

The Lake View Cemetery Foundation, in collaboration with Hiram College, the History Center at Western Reserve Historical Society and WVIZ/PBS ideastream presented four lectures on prominent African Americans buried at Lake View Cemetery.

February 8, 2017

Jane Edna Hunter, presented by Anisi Daniels Smith, Instructor of Sociology

February 15, 2017

Garrett Morgan, presented by Sandra Morgan, granddaughter of Garrett Morgan

February 22, 2017

Carl and Louis Stokes, presented by Vivien Sandlund, Professor of History

February 28, 2017

Charles and Helen Chesnutt, presented by Liz Piatt, Associate Professor of Sociology

Tours & Events

Lake View Cemetery Foundation’s Community Outreach program includes a full season of walks, talks, tours and events. View the 2018 Schedule.