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Morris’ Beauty Salon

Ola Morris operated Morris’ Beauty Salon at 46 North Howard Street in Akron in the 1940s, according to both the 1940 Akron Negro Directory and the 1947 Green Book.

The salon had the tagline, “For Women Who Care.” Ola Morris’ marriage to a man by the name of Mr. Colwell was announced in the Defiance Daily Crescent News on April 24, 1912. 

Advertisement | Akron Negro Directory, 1940 | Source: Akron-Summit County Public Library

Call And Post Newspaper Archives – October 26, 1939, Page 12

Call and Post Newspaper Archives – August 24, 1939, Page 8

Green Book Details

Madam Morris Beauty Salon appears as “Morris” in the 1947 Green Book at 46 N. Howard St. in Akron under the category Beauty Parlors. It opened in 1939.


  • “A Grand Opening of Madam Morris’ Beauty Salon.” Call & Post. August 24, 1939.
  • Akron Negro Directory. Akron: A. Kingsberry, 1940.
  • Defiance Daily Crescent News Newspaper Archives – April 24, 1912, page 6.
  • Call and Post Newspaper Archives – August 24,1939, Page 8
  • Call And Post Newspaper Archives – October 26, 1939, Page 12
46 N Howard St, Akron, OH

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