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Title, side A
Akron Community Service Center and Urban League
Title, side B
Akron Community Service Center and Urban League
Text, side A
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."
Text, side B
Same as Side A
Address
250 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44308
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.081871, Longitude: -81.511937.
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