William Easterling, son of a coal deliverer and a domestic, grew up in Glenville. With the schools deteriorating and operating on half-day schedules by the 1960s, he and his wife sought a new home in the Cleveland Heights. They faced racial steering to the east of Lee Road but managed to purchase a house on Norfolk Road in Cleveland Heights at a sheriff's auction. He worked for Cleveland Transit System, the predecessor of RTA, and started a debt collection business. He discusses his work in the school advocacy group Reaching Heights.
Easterling, William (interviewee)
Provost Summer Program
"William Easterling Interview, 05 June 2013" (2013). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 990012.
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