Weekend Celebration Salutes George L. Forbes, Esq. at WRHS Cleveland History Center

Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) salutes Clevelander George L. Forbes, Esq. with a weekend celebration October 13-14, 2018. In partnership with his daughters, Helen Forbes Fields, Mildred Forbes Beal, Lauren Forbes, and RLR III & Associates, WRHS invites the community to celebrate the rich African American heritage of Cleveland, and recognize the lifetime achievements and continuing contributions of Forbes.

Born April 4, 1931, Forbes was the youngest of eight children and grew up in the segregated South. In 1949, George came to Cleveland with his brother, Zeke. After serving in the military and graduating from Baldwin Wallace College, Forbes had a prolific career in politics.