In 1969, Cuyahoga Community College professor Booker Tall spearheaded a new campaign to acquire a parcel for an African American garden. His first selection may have been the same site proposed by Leo Jackson.
The site did not meet Cultural Garden Federation approval and Tall’s group, the African American Cultural Garden Federation, chose an alternate site within the Cultural Garden chain. Architect Robert P. Madison created a conceptual design. That particular site was never acquired and Mr. Madison’s design was tabled.