In this 2012 Interview, Herb Ascherman talks about his experience as a long time Shaker resident. He focuses on Shaker Heights education, how he grew up valuing it, and this elitest attitude that all children was taught in the 1950s and 1960s as Shaker Heights students. He describes the current and past race relations, and the cultural and societal problems Shaker now faces as a community. Later on in the interview, Mr. Ascherman tells stories of his childhood, his visits to many restaurants in Shaker, Coventry Village, and the ever growing ethnic community in the city of Cleveland. Mr. Ascherman does use a colorful vocabulary, and expresses his political opinion throughout this recording.
Asherman, Herb (Interviewee)
Halligan-Taylor, Gabriela (Interviewer)
Shaker Heights Centennial
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"Herb Asherman, 20 June 2012" (2012). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 915013.