28 Vintage Photos From Karamu House's 100 Year History

Photos courtesy of the Cleveland Memory Project

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A dancer takes a leap in the Karamu House dance studio. 1947
A dancer takes a leap in the Karamu House dance studio. 1947
A singer stands in the foreground with the Karamu House Dance Group performing behind him.
A singer stands in the foreground with the Karamu House Dance Group performing behind him.
A young girl watches a dancer at Karamu House's 'Mother's Morning Out' dance class. 1964
A young girl watches a dancer at Karamu House's 'Mother's Morning Out' dance class. 1964
Admiring art at Karamu House, 1949
Admiring art at Karamu House, 1949
Agatha Jordan, 6, 2364 E. 43 - Harold Kenebrew, 6, 3741 Central - Mary Lou Love, 6, 2186 E. 39 - play with building blocks Karamu House's play. 1940
Agatha Jordan, 6, 2364 E. 43 - Harold Kenebrew, 6, 3741 Central - Mary Lou Love, 6, 2186 E. 39 - play with building blocks Karamu House's play. 1940
Cecil Rutledge and Mrs. Jane Dawson decorating Easter eggs at Karamu House Nursery School. 1965
Cecil Rutledge and Mrs. Jane Dawson decorating Easter eggs at Karamu House Nursery School. 1965
Children getting into costume at Karamu House, 1963
Children getting into costume at Karamu House, 1963
Children look through a telescope at Karamu House, 1961
Children look through a telescope at Karamu House, 1961
Children napping at Karamu House. 1955
Children napping at Karamu House. 1955
Detail of the sign on the Karamu House at 2355 East 89th Street. Karamu means house of feasting or entertainment in Swahili. 1965
Detail of the sign on the Karamu House at 2355 East 89th Street. Karamu means house of feasting or entertainment in Swahili. 1965