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Wednesday, June 03, 2020

A Race Anthology: Dispatches and Artifacts From a Segregated City

Dan Moulthrop, Chief Executive Officer, The City Club of Cleveland

A Race Anthology: Dispatches and Artifacts From a Segregated City

“…you can keep holding your forums every Friday, and sit here, until the City Club starts burning. It’s up to you. I’m not threatening you, but I am telling you that there’s work that needs to be done, and holding forums is not even a good start. Most of you here have the power and have the ability to do way more than what you are doing.” —Baxter Hill, Congress on Racial Equality, Sep. 16, 1966.


Indeed.


And yet we offer this book as another contribution to the ongoing dialogue we have in our community and nation about race and relationships across racial differences. We do this even though holding forums and, presumably, continuing the dialogue is “not even a good start,” as Hill might see it. But we do it with hope and optimism that we are making progress and ultimately, if incrementally, improving the community.

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