Joe Lesko grew up in Cleveland. He lived in the Collinwood area most of his life. He taught at Collinwood High School and recounts the changes in the school and neighborhood during his tenure there. He retired in 1979 and moved out of the community. Joe talks about the racial tensions felt at Collinwood High School and how the National Guard was called in to deal with it in 1968. He fondly remembers some of the students he taught and his own high school basketball coach who mentored him and encouraged him to go to college.
Lesko, Joe (interviewee)
Lanese, James (interviewer)
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"Joe Lesko Interview, 21 April 2010" (2010). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 700013.