Bernadette "Bernie" Rose, a lifelong Detroit Shoreway resident, relates how her neighborhood was on unsteady ground in the 1960s-1980s. But from the efforts of three community members it was transformed into the vibrant place it is today. Since the 1990s the community feel, which closely resembles a big family, has gradually returned to the streets of Detroit Shoreway. The empty store fronts, commonly found lining Detroit Avenue in the 1980s, are now occupied. The only hope is that more affordable options are established for low-income residents to continue to participate in the ever growing neighborhood. Rose ends by reminding us that to protect your traditions you must embrace the new.
Rose, Bernadette (interviewee)
Nemeth, Sarah (interviewer)
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"Bernadette Rose interview, 22 June 2017" (2017). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 955032.