Abstract

Joanne Lewis, a native Clevelander, describes what it was like growing up in Cleveland and later Cleveland Heights. She describes what her father did for a living, which provided her and her family a decent lifestyle. She recalls what she used to do for fun like going downtown, using the streetcars, and drinking milkshakes. She talks about the WPA and the various projects it worked on, including Cain Park. She describes her many travels around the world. She also discusses her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, and how she allowed people on marches to stay at her home. She describes her life in Cleveland Heights, and her involvement in many activist organizations including the Nuclear Age Resource Center.

Creator

Lewis, Joanne (interviewee)

Creator

Hollowell, Bethany (interviewer)

Project

Provost Summer Program

Date

6-26-2013

Document Type

Oral History

Duration

79 minutes

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.

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