OWU's Events

Monday, March 2nd

Time Event Title
7:30 pm-9:00 pmVogel Lecture: 'Where the River Burned: Carl Stokes and the Struggle to Save Cleveland' Hamilton-Williams Campus Center
In the 1960s, Cleveland suffered through racial violence, spiking crime rates, and a shrinking tax base. When the Cuyahoga River caught fire in the summer of 1969, the city was at its nadir. Carl Stokes, the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city, and his administration set new policies to combat pollution, improve housing, and spark downtown development. In his presentation, Dr. David Stradling, professor of urban and environmental history at the University of Cincinnati, describes Stokes' attempt to save Cleveland. This is the 31st annual Joseph and Edith Vogel Lecture presented by the OWU Department of History.

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