Grace Lee Mims discusses her upbringing in Alabama and her life path that brought her to Cleveland. Mims became the head librarian of Glenville High School and emphasizes the importance of black history. Mims also is a music teacher at the Music Settlement in University Circle and, in this interview, shares her passion for spirituals and jazz.
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Interviews in this series were collected by undergraduate students at Cleveland State University under the supervision of Drs. Mark Souther and Regennia Williams, with funding from the Office of the Provost. The series focuses on the African American experience in the Fairfax and Glenville neighborhoods. Some of the interviews reflect collaborations with Antioch Baptist Church, Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation, Famicos Foundation, Karamu House, Senior Outreach Services of Cleveland,…