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Akron's Black History Timeline 

1930-1939: The Depression Years

"The Ku Klux Klan was an active force in Akron. Such Negroes as may have hoped to get a college education locally may well have thought twice because of the backlash such action would trigger."  ~George Knepper, New Lamps for Old~

1930 – MacNolia Cox, 13 years old, won first place in the Akron Area Spelling Bee

James Turner, Robert Burton, Stanley Junius and Edith Delaney attended the University of Akron

J.C. Wade opened a dance studio

New Black Organizations

  • Rubber City Lodge No. 233 of the I.B.P.O.E. of W.
  • American Legion John Fulton Post No. 272
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Beta Beta Chapter
  • Negro Twenty-five Year Club
  • Council of Negro Women
  • Negro Art Club
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Rhine River Post No. 3618
  • Frontiers of America

 
1939 – 654 Negro children attended high school

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