Sara J. Harper Way

The Honorable Sara J. Harper was honored by the Cuyahoga County Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) for her service and commitment with a street dedication unveiling of Sara J. Harper Way, which was  held in her honor at the corner of East 43rd Street in Cleveland. Mayor Frank G. Jackson presented a proclamation to celebrate and recognize Judge Sara J. Harper’s 90 years of life, service and commitment to the Cleveland community. As a trailblazer, Judge Harper consistently broke barriers during her career. This momentous occasion was held at the Outhwaite Community Center on 46th Street in Cleveland, the same street that the Sara J. Harper Children’s Library is located. 

In addition, retired Judge Harper celebrated her 90th birthday with a community recognition in honor of her tireless and selfless years of dedication to the people of Cleveland. Judge Harper, a native Clevelander, graduated from Cleveland Public Schools and received her undergraduate and law degrees from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU); she was the first African American woman to graduate. As a trailblazer, Judge Harper consistently broke barriers during her career.

Sara J. Harper Proclamation

Photographer: 
William C. Rieter