James Duncan interview, 17 October 2015

Interview recorded during Prosperity Social Club 10 year anniversary event.
Jim Duncan recounts his youth growing up in the Tremont projects, the changes he has witnessed in the neighborhood over the past half century, and working as a shoe shine at Dempsey's Oasis.

Participants: Duncan, James (interviewee) / Raponi, Rich (interviewer)
Collection: Prosperity Social Club 10 Year Anniversary Event
Institutional Repository: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection

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Prosperity Social Club 10 Year Anniversary Event

Interviews in this series were collected by students and staff at Cleveland State University’s Center for Public History and Digital Humanities during the ten year anniversary celebration at Prosperity Social Club in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. The event featured a gathering of the Dembowski family, who ran Dempsey’s Oasis – a neighborhood pub at 1109 Starkweather Avenue that later became Prosperity Social Club – from 1938-2000. The series includes interviews with members of the…