WVIZ Ideas Sunday features Eliza Bryant & The Village
in Honor of Black History Month 2019
In a special Black History Month feature that aired on February 17, 2019, Eliza Bryant Village Board Chair, Danielle Sydnor, and President & CEO, Danny R. Williams, JD, MNO, LNHA, were interviewed about the impact that our founder, Eliza Simmons Bryant, made in Cleveland for African-American aging adults and how we are honoring her legacy more than 120 years later.
*Eliza Bryant Village segment begins at 9:35
Every month is Black History Month here at Eliza Bryant Village. However, February gives us a special chance to reflect on our legacy and the people who inspired positive change for black and other marginalized people. This year’s national theme for Black History Month, “Black Migrations”, is particularly relevant here at the Village. Our founder, Eliza Simmons Bryant, herself a migrant from North Carolina, helped generations of other migrants to the area in need of care, as part of an enduring mission “to provide quality services, outreach programs and a dignified, compassionate and secure living environment for seniors.” Today, we are challenged to find innovative solutions to help the vulnerable seniors we serve overcome varying hardships. To successfully implement these initiatives, we remember Eliza Simmons, our visionary founder for inspiration.