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Event: CWRU Students Capture The Oral History Of Eliza Bryant Nursing Home Residents

Let's start this post off with a story. Imagine if you will, that you are older and your health is failing. You do not have many family members around to help care for you, get you to doctor's appointments and generally keep an eye on your wellbeing.  Then imagine that the year is 1893. And that you are black. A fact of life in the years after Reconstruction is that there wasn't any real option for aging African Americans. Nursing homes were segregated and even homeless shelters would turn away black people at the door. Eliza Bryant, the daughter of freed slaves and a well-known humanitarian in the Cleveland area, found this utterly unacceptable and took on the task of creating a space for the elderly to reside and live with dignity. She helped found the Cleveland Home of Aged Colored... Read More →

Meet 2011 Winner Mary Helen Stefaniak At Cuyahoga County Public Library

Meet Mary Helen Stefaniak, author of The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia. When new teacher, Miss Grace Spivey, arrives and turns the annual festival into an exotic Baghdad Bazaar, the town is thrown into an uproar. Although her progressive spirit proves threatening to some, Miss Spivey succeeds in pushing the limitations of stereotypes and inspiring change. The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia was the winner of a 2011 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtest of the Friends of the Bay Village Library and Mac's Books - Books on Coventry. Registration is required. To register, visit cuyahogalibrary.org or call 440.871.6392. Read More →
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