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The Tragic History of Cleveland’s Buckeye Road

25 October 2012 One Comment

If you’ve got some time to kill, check out this vintage video about how racial change impacted Cleveland’s Buckeye neighborhood. Sad and unfortunate, but this history is still impacting the city in a big way.

One of the biggest take aways for me, and my friend Charlotte, whose father is a Hungarian immigrant who grew up in this neighborhood, is the packed sidewalks in Buckeye Road. Sheesh. It looks like Madison Avenue in New York. What a contrast with today!

Another thing, I apologize some of the wording in this video is a little dated and insensitive, by today’s standards.

Also, Cleveland State University won’t let me embed it, so you’ll have to follow this link: http://flash.ulib.csuohio.edu/library/montage/like-bubbles.html