By Lucy J. Cox I haven’t lived in Cleveland for [...]
America’s History Of Racial Violence Is Not Just A Southern Issue. The Midwest Needs To Come To Terms, Too.
On June 1, 1893, two local white women, a Mrs. Dill and a Mrs. William Vest, had reported that they were raped by an African-American man. Bands of white men roamed through the streets and fields, intending to lynch the perpetrator.
Excerpted from The Akron Anthology available from Belt Publishing. By Jennifer Conn The [...]
By Amy Kenyon This is a memory of two letters [...]
The story of the Miami language over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is one of fracture and dissolution. In this it is not unique among Native languages—or cultures. In fact, it’s difficult to talk about one without the other.
The Whiskey Rebellion and the Rebirth of Rye: A Pittsburgh [...]
Somewhere between his 12th and 13th hour inside a Chicago Police interrogation room, Lindsey Smith decided to confess to a murder he didn’t commit. The year was 1972. Multiple officers had pistol-whipped, stomped on and beaten him, again and again.
Beyond ‘White Flight’: What The History of One Cleveland Neighborhood Can Teach Us About Race and Housing Inequality
The trim, brick and wood colonial at 15508 Talford Avenue is unassuming. Located in the southeasterly Lee-Harvard neighborhood, the house was built in 1947 and comes in at just under 1,200 square feet.
On days with significantly bizarre but altogether pleasant weather, Midwestern politeness stifles me from responding to small talk observations of “unseasonably warm weather” with thoughts on climate change.
Belt Publishing is thrilled to announce the newest addition to our Notches series: What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia by Elizabeth Catte.
When the All America Football Conference launched in 1945 it sought well-heeled owners to go head-to-head with the more established NFL. Mickey McBride, owner of Cleveland’s AAFC franchise, tabbed Paul Brown to be its head coach.
On March 4, 1908, flames tore through the Lake View School building in Collinwood, Ohio, trapping many of the roughly 350 people in it. 172 children, two teachers, and one rescuer died.