In this 2012 interview, Robb Forward of Shaker's Brown-Forward Funeral Home, describes his life living in Shaker and the experiences he went through elsewhere. Beginning with his life as a child, he tells stories of Shaker's conservatism in the 1950s and early 1960s, and the role of religion in different ethnic groups. As the turbulent '60s plowed through everyday life, he describes the racial tension and then the anti-war tension, being a Vietnam veteran. Mr. Forward then provides a brief history of his funeral home, its communal role, and his involvement at Plymouth Church. He ends describing Shaker today, and his love and gratefulness for the city.
Forward, Rob (Interviewee)
Halligan-Taylor, Gabriela (Interviewer)
Shaker Heights Centennial
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"Robb Forward, 22 June 2012" (2012). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 915015.