From Hough to Ludlow: Exploring Cleveland’s History on the Civil Rights Trail
Wednesday, January 11, 7pm
$10 General & $5 Museum members
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Hop onto the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail website and you’ll be greeted by an invitation to “walk the path to equality and learn the history that was made across Cleveland during the 1950s, 60s and 70s—history that’s still being made today.” Not all cities are so fortunate as to have a historical resource like this one, where visitors can literally stand in the place where change happened and become immersed in the powerful stories of Cleveland’s courageous contributions to legislative and social progress. In advance of MLK Day, learn about the early grassroots organizing efforts by civil rights leaders who helped reshape our city and about the civil rights trail that documents their path. Moderator Natoya J. Walker Minor, Chair of the Trail’s Community Engagement Committee, is joined by Kathleen Crowther of the Cleveland Restoration Society, the organization that carefully maintains the trail, Donna McIntyre Whyte, Ph.D., research consultant with the Cleveland Restoration Society, Aaron G. Fountain, Jr., Ph.D., Scholar in Residence at the Civil Rights Trail; and Patricia Hoover, Daughter of the Rev. Odie Hoover, a Civil Rights Trail contributor.