The Next 400 Digital Roundtable with WOIO 19 returns to discuss the anniversary of the Hough Uprising 55 years ago and a look at the revitalization of the neighborhood.
Moderator: Chris Tanaka, Channel 19 News
Mansfield Frazier, Journalist and business owner.
Don Freeman, Author and activist
Thursday, July 22 | 7:30PM
YouTube and Facebook Live
These recommended reads are in partnership with Cleveland 19’s The Next 400 series
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
by Richard Rothstein
Widely heralded as a “masterful” (Washington Post) and “essential” (Slate) history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law offers “the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation” (William Julius Wilson).
The Big Sort by Damon Young
By Bill Bishop
Summary America may be more diverse than ever coast to coast, but the places where we live are becoming increasingly crowded with people who live, think, and vote as we do. We’ve built a country where we can all choose the neighborhood–and church and news show–most compatible with our lifestyle and beliefs. And we are living with the consequences of this way-of-life segregation. Our country has become so polarized, so ideologically inbred, that people don’t know and can’t understand those who live just a few miles away. The reason for this situation, and the dire implications for our country, is the subject of this groundbreaking work.
The Sum of Us
by Heather C McGhee
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone–not just for people of color.
Reflections of a resolute radical
by Don Freeman
Reflection of a Resolute Radical written by Don Freeman is an exposition of his life and times. This memoir depicts his youth in Cleveland, Glenville High School completion, and years at Case Western Reserve University and being awarded a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with a History Major in June, 1961. His concurrent involvements in the early Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the co-founding of the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM), the forerunner of the Black Panther Party in 1962-1963, and organizing of the Afro-American Institute, the first Black Nationalist organization in Cleveland since the Universal Negro Improvement Association and the Nation of Islam in 1962, are expressed.
View the Hough Uprising Collection in the Digital Gallery