Eleanor Cannaday grew up in the Cedar-Central neighborhood and lived in Springfield, Ohio, and Tuskegee, Alabama, during World War II as a newlywed. She returned to Cleveland after the war, and her husband worked as a contractor who built houses and did bricklaying in the eastern suburbs as they opened up to African Americans. She tells interesting stories about sewing class at Central High School, rollerskating at Pla-Mor, seeing big bands play at Trianon Ballroom, watching the decline of Randall Park Mall, and Antioch Baptist Church.
Cannaday, Eleanor (interviewee)
Taylor, Katherine (interviewer)
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"Eleanor Cannaday Interview, 14 July 2013" (2013). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 990045.