Come hear about Cleveland’s newest local history book: The Making of Cleveland’s Black Suburb in the City: Lee-Seville and Lee-Harvard during an informal conversation with Kathleen H. Crowther, Editor, and Elaine Gohlstin, a leader in the community.
Join us as we welcome Cleveland Restoration Society President Kathleen H. Crowther and Elaine Gohlstin, Executive Director of the Harvard Community Services Center, who will offer insights and conversation about the new book, The Making of Cleveland’s Black Suburb in the City: Lee-Seville & Lee-Harvard, recently published by the Society. This first-ever published history of these important Cleveland neighborhoods documents a little-known Cleveland heritage through personal stories, 125 illustrations and scholarly research. Celebrate a Cleveland success story of Black community-building!
The Cleveland Restoration Society, a regional historic preservation non-profit, has worked for the past several years collecting community history, interviewing and filming residents of the neighborhood and scouring archives and private collections for historical images that help tell the story of this remarkable place. The Harvard Community Services Center is part of the history of these neighborhoods, having been established in 1968 just as the southeast side of Cleveland became the move-up middle-class neighborhood for African Americans. The Center operates until this day many community programs for all ages.
Books will be for sale at this event and light refreshments served.