Zelda Segal Interview, 25 March 2014

Massachusetts native, Zelda Segal discusses what it was like teaching at Boulevard School in Cleveland Heights for over thirty years. Segal gives a background of her life growing up during the Great Depression and attending college during World War 2. She then gives the reasons why she came to Cleveland; along with teling the story about how she got a master's in education. She worked for the Cleveland Heights school district for thirty years and relates many of those experiences. Integration and student-testing are what stick out in her mind as the most memorable events that happened while she worked at Boulevard School. Another interesting memory, Segal brings up, was lunchtime. She says that students would go home at noon and have lunch with their mothers, and Segal gives her reasons for why she thinks that stopped. She concludes the interview by discussing why she came to Judson Park.

Participants: Segal, Zelda (interviewee) / Schnoke, Molly (interviewer)
Collection: Judson Oral History Project
Institutional Repository: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection

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Judson Oral History Project

These interviews with residents of the Judson Park retirement community focus on personal recollections of the city's history and development. Interviews were conducted with the support of the Unger Family Foundation and the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and were carried out by staff at Judson, alongside a team of researchers and students from Cleveland State.