Academy of American History

These interviews were conducted between 2004 and 2006 by public school teachers in the Teaching American History (TAH) grant-funded Academy of American History summer institute at Cleveland State University, sponsored by the US Department of Education. The project was a collaboration between CSU, the City Club of Cleveland, Western Reserve Historical Society, and St. Clair-Superior Community Development Corporation. Interviews in this series focus on the Civil Rights movement in Cleveland, Carl and Louis Stokes, and the Saint Clair-Superior neighborhood.



  • Center for Public History + Digital Humanities
  • City Club of Cleveland
  • Western Reserve Historical Society
  • St. Clair-Superior Community Development Corporation


  • Urshelene Drewery
  • Carl Robson
  • Sam Awad
  • Michelle Broome
  • Burt Saltzman
  • Edward Pershey
  • Leon Bibb
  • Carmel Whiting
  • Venerine Branham
  • Julian Earls
  • Dargan Burns
  • Linwood Smith
  • Linton Freeman


  • Kris King
  • Mary-Kay Overman
  • Jennifer Lewis
  • Valerie Weaver
  • Alisa Nazelli