Hough Area Development Corporation Photographs 

The Hough Area Development Corporation (f. 1967) was formed in the wake of the Hough riots by DeForest Brown in conjunction with African-American professionals and neighborhood leaders to aid in bringing economic prosperity to the Hough neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. Dedicated to African-American self-determination, the group initially met in secret in order to prevent competition for dollars and outside attempts to control it. The group promoted African-American business entrepreneurship and better housing. The collection consists of photographs and negatives of individual and group portraits of Hough Area Development Corporation Board members and staff; group portraits of programs, parties and banquets, and meetings; and views of streets of the Hough neighborhood, Hough community buildings, MLK Plaza businesses, industrial businesses, and individual houses.