Akron Community Service Center and Urban League

Akron Community Service Center and Urban League (HM2N30)

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N 41° 4.93', W 81° 30.572'

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On May 1, 1950, the Akron Community Service Center
and Urban League building opened to the public.
The Center was a gathering place for African
Americans of the community, where they addressed
workplace, education, and other issues dividing the
city. Directors included the late George W.
Thompson, Raymond Brown, and Vernon L. Odom.
The Center provided space for meetings, classes,
and receptions, and had a swimming pool and
gymnasium. The center also hosted talent shows,
which included the musicians who became Ruby
and the Romantics. The group scored a #1 hit in
1963 with "Our Day Will Come."
HM NumberHM2N30
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Year Placed2015
Placed ByThe City of Akron, Akron Chapter of the NAACP, the University of Akron and The Ohio History Connection
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 457200 N 4548003
Decimal Degrees41.08216667, -81.50953333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 4.93', W 81° 30.572'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 4' 55.8" N, 81° 30' 34.32" W
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