Christine Branche interview, 27 October 2016

Christine Branche, originally from Arkansas, moved to Cleveland when she was six. She attended Cleveland Public Schools and excelled in her studies. Her adult life was devoted to promoting the Christian Children's Fund and Head Start around the world. She specifically focused on encouraging parent involvement in their students' education. She raised her family in the Ludlow community and served in the Ludlow Community Association. In full detail she describes the rewards and challenges that the planned integrated community of Ludlow faced through the years. Branche repeatedly remarks that there should be cultural appreciation and understanding taught in schools and to parents.

Participants: Branche, Christine (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.