Art Ledger describes being the first African American taxidermist in the United States, as well as the first African American to own property in his Near West Side neighborhood. He explains how the Near West Side has changed demographically over time and describes his experience organizing fellow community members to improve their neighborhood, with a focus on diversity and community camaraderie.
Ledger, Art (interviewee)
Nemeth, Sarah (interviewer)
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"Art Ledger interview, 04 June 2017" (2017). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 956001_955030.