- Associated Press - Saturday, May 9, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - A church in Cleveland is hosting an event to commemorate its historic role in the Underground Railroad.

St. John’s Episcopal Church is being honored with the city’s first Ohio Underground Railroad Marker. The city is dedicating the church, known as “Station Hope,” Saturday evening, The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reports (https://bit.ly/1H3NdBo ).

The dedication is a part of Cleveland Public Theater’s second annual Station Hope event, honoring the history of the Underground Railroad in Cleveland and the city’s history of social justice.

The free event will feature remarks from former U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes and councilman Joe Cimperman. It will also include more than 35 arts organizations and 150 artists from across Northeast Ohio.

More than 2,000 people attended last year’s event.

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