UA gallery extends Akron Urban League historical exhibit


The Dr. Shirla R. McClain Gallery of Akron's Black History and Culture, part of The University of Akron's Office of Multicultural Development, will extend "Mosaic: A Tradition of Shaping Lives," an exhibit featuring artifacts from the first 50 years of the Akron Urban League. This diverse exhibit will be on display until Dec. 7, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

The exhibit features a patchwork of pieces from 1925-1975, showcasing the programs and initiatives of the Akron Urban League that impacted the Akron community.

For more information, call 330-972-7030 or e-mail

The Dr. Shirla R. McClain Gallery of Akron’s Black History and Culture was established to reflect and promote the African-American community in Greater Akron as an important part of the history and culture of the region. The gallery develops and displays exhibits and related programs that portray the history and culture of Akron’s African-American community. It is a community repository and a teaching vehicle of the African-American experience in Greater Akron. The gallery is located in the Buckingham Center for Continuing Education, 220 Wolf Ledges Parkway, on The University of Akron campus.

 Story by Nikita Lero

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