Dr. John Grabowski, history professor at Case Western Reserve University, discusses how the issues of World War II and the Cold War are emulated through Cleveland's Cultural Gardens. According to Dr. Grabowski, the gardens became a symbolic and physical manifestation of the pluralism within the United States during the 1940s and 1950s. Dr. Grabowski also discusses the creation of multiple gardens, the riots and vandalism that took place within the gardens in the 1960s, Cold War ideology, and how the gardens reflect internal divisions within one geographic entity.
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Grabowski, John (interviewee)
Cleveland Cultural Gardens series 1
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"John Grabowski interview, 14 October 2002" (2002). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 800007.