Valerie Coates, the delegate for the African American Cultural Garden, discusses the African American experience in Cleveland and abroad. She discusses the formation of African American Cultural Garden, how it came to be, and the garden's future plans. Other topics include influential African Americans throughout history, slavery, and African American life in the mid 1900s.
Coates, Valerie (interviewee)
Williams, Ismal (interviewer)
Cleveland Cultural Gardens series 1
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"Valerie Coates Interview, 18 April 2005" (2005). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 800045.