Dianne McIntyre was born at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland and grew up in Glenville early on and then moved to the Mt. Pleasant area with her mother and father on East 141st Street. Their family was the first black family on the block, although her father grew up around the corner. She recalls the onset of white flight and the neighborhood changing from white to black. She talks about how her parents made sure they had substitutes for things they could not do because of their race. She recalls stories about the change in demography of John Adams High School and understanding the de facto segregration in Cleveland. McIntyre talks about her mother, Dorothy, and her growing up in LeRoy, New York. Dianne tells more of her mother's life when she discusses getting her pilot's license. She tells about her father's family coming to Cleveland and her father working at Westinghouse as a driver and then at the U.S. Postal Service. She points out the Murtis Taylor Center as a point of interest in the community.
McIntyre, Dianne R. (interviewee)
Klypchak, Timothy (interviewer)
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"Dianne R. McIntyre Interview, 31 May 2013" (2013). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 990008.