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Archive | Featured Media

Over the years, we have collected some amazing stories that shine a personal light on the history of the city and the region, having implications for history on a national level as well. We hope you enjoy these stories, drawn from our favorite audio and video oral histories. We encourage you to cite them in your research, link them from your own blog, play them for your friends and family, and bring them into the classroom as teaching aids.

On Danny Greene and “Kill the Irishman”

The life and times of reputed Cleveland mobster Daniel J. (“Danny”) Greene have been recovered by Hollywood in the film “Kill the Irishman,” which was released the week before St. Patrick’s Day. The film shows the mob violence which played out in Cleveland in the 1960s and 1970s as different ethnic mobster groups vied for […]

Public Square Redesign in the Works

Another redesign of Cleveland’s Public Square is being discussed as part of a greater plan that would rehabilitate and revitalize public spaces across Northeast Ohio.  As anyone who has been around Cleveland for a while (or viewed our Euclid Corridor History kiosks) know, this has been an ongoing dialogue for decades and would not be […]

Featured Audio: Lancer Steakhouse

Originally called the Hickory Smokehouse, the Lancer Steakhouse was established by Fleet Slaughter in the mid 1950s, becoming one the first restaurant’s in Cleveland owned and operated by an African American.  George Dixon III, current proprietor of the Lancer, shares his thoughts on the restaurant and the Midtown Corridor in this 2007 interview. (more…)

Featured Audio: My Home Town

Today, we bring you our first featured audio clip, from Cleveland artist Michelangelo Lovelace.  Lovelace is a lifelong Clevelander who grew up on the city’s east side.  He attended the Cleveland Institute of Art for a period of time and was mentored by the late artist, Reverend Albert Wagner.  Michelangelo’s art reflects on poverty and […]