City Club of Cleveland



The city club of ClevelandToday’s photo is of a Cleveland RTA HeathLine bus traveling down Euclid Ave. past the City Club of Cleveland. The City Club of Cleveland was incorporated in 1912 and is known as “America’s Citadel of Free Speech”.  It is the longest continuous independent free speech forum in the country. Several Presidents have spoken at the City Club including Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and every President since Jimmy Carter. Some other notable speakers at the City Club include Robert F. Kennedy, Douglas MacArthur, Henry Louis Gates, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu who called the City Club “a beacon, a symbol and a sentinel for freedom, for justice, for tolerance”.

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Today’s Quote: “The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny”. – Hugo Black

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