I'm a little slow in posting this followup. The attendance at Western Reserve Historical Society for the free research day in the Research Center in honor of Martin Luther King this past Monday was very good. At one point during the afternoon, all the computer work stations were occupied. I worked with several patrons, and they generally made some good finds.
The event was aimed at attracting researchers of African-American ancestry, and members of the African American Genealogical Society were on hand to assist patrons.