We are erecting a bronze statue of African American Cincinnati hero, Ezzard Charles in the West End. More than a Heavyweight Champion of the World, Ezzard Charles was a West End resident, an entrepreneur, a renowned jazz enthusiast, and a brilliant Renaissance man. A West End advocate during his life, he now represents honor, dignity, respect, and strength.
Join our FREE webinar on July 9 at 11am to learn about the life and legacy of Ezzard Charles. Hear from Ezzard Charles Biographer, William Dettloff, Cincinnati Parks Foundation Executive Director, Jennifer Hafner Spieser, and artists Kailah Ware, Jason Snell, and John Hebenstreit. Be inspired by Charles’ spirit of community, courage, and philanthropy. Learn how Cincinnati Parks is igniting a city via the Ezzard Charles in Laurel Park project.