HOW IMMIGRATION, RACE, INDUSTRY AND STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS SHAPED THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LEADING AMERICAN CITY
Facilitated by Greg Deegan, Executive Director of Teach Cleveland in collaboration with University Circle, Inc.
Participants will learn about Cleveland’s unique history as it relates to the varied populations that made it what it became. The group will leave from Hathaway Brown School at 2pm and will conclude downtown with an evening meal near the conference hotel (8 minute walk) by 8pm. The tour includes visits to 3 main areas with a final stop:
- University Circle: Background on the economic growth of Cleveland, industries, philanthropy, and institutions established. Walking tour of UC.
- Tremont and Ohio City: Focus on the immigrant experience of the late 19th and early 20th century. Potential stops: Ukranian archives, Annunciation Greek Orthodox church, St. Colman’s.
- Fairfax and Hough: Focus on the African American migration of the early 20th century. Potential stops: Karamu House, Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation, Langston Hughes home (really can only drive by), site of start of Hough Riots.
- End at East Fourth: Focus on the rebirth of urbanism and Cleveland in general.
Final details and registration will be available by November 1st.
Teaching Cleveland connects educators, youth, and community members to the city’s history and provides a collaborative forum for examining and addressing the current challenges facing Greater Cleveland. With the mission of connecting students and educators with Cleveland’s history of innovation, politics, and culture, Teaching Cleveland strives to create a love of place and encourages the integration of Cleveland’s story into the classroom.
University Circle Inc (UCI) is the development, service, and advocacy organization responsible for the growth of University Circle as a premier urban district and world-class center of innovation in health care, education, and arts & culture. UCI collaborates with more than 20 institutional partners to bring learning to life for 20,000+ Pre-K to senior adult learners through arts-enriched community education programs