Green Book Cleveland: Black Entertainment, Leisure, and Recreation in Northeast Ohio

From the website: "Green Book Cleveland sets out to map and further document Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Green Book sites, as well as places that never appeared in any of its 23 national editions. The Green Book never captured the full range of entertainment, leisure, and recreation sites that African Americans enjoyed. Green Book Cleveland seeks to document Black economic life, from restaurants, taverns, and nightclubs to beauty and barber shop and even the garages and service stations that facilitated travel within and beyond Black neighborhoods like Cedar-Central and “surrogate suburbs” like Glenville and Lee-Harvard. These are mostly stories of small business owners and the clienteles they served, but they extend to stories of struggles simply to enjoy fresh air and cool water.

This project also seeks to recover the stories, many of them receding from memory, of where Black Clevelanders sought leisure and recreation in forests and glens and along rivers and lakes both near and far from the city."

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Green Book Cleveland: Black Entertainment, Leisure, and Recreation in Northeast Ohio

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2022-22-11

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From the website: "Green Book Cleveland sets out to map and further document Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Green Book sites, as well as places that never appeared in any of its 23 national editions. The Green Book never captured the full range of entertainment, leisure, and recreation sites that African Americans enjoyed. Green Book Cleveland seeks to document Black economic life, from restaurants, taverns, and nightclubs to beauty and barber shop and even the garages and service stations that facilitated travel within and beyond Black neighborhoods like Cedar-Central and “surrogate suburbs” like Glenville and Lee-Harvard. These are mostly stories of small business owners and the clienteles they served, but they extend to stories of struggles simply to enjoy fresh air and cool water.

This project also seeks to recover the stories, many of them receding from memory, of where Black Clevelanders sought leisure and recreation in forests and glens and along rivers and lakes both near and far from the city."

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2022

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United States [n-us]
Ohio [n-us-oh]

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