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)
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"William Easterling Interview, 05 June 2013" (2013). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 990012.