Hotel Matthews: Lighting the Monument Event Flyer

G Stephens, Inc.

Key Goals:
Develop event flyer for the city of Akron’s dedication of the Hotel Matthews Monument ceremony. The monument, begun in 2011 as a landmark of the former African-American business and entertainment district on North Howard Street, is at the intersection of North Howard Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, close to the hotel’s original location. Jazz pioneers Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and others stayed at the hotel. Segregation prohibited the musicians from staying at downtown hotels that accommodated whites only.

Printed & Digital Flyer