Place Making and Race

What does it mean to make a place your own? Is it a house, a family, a community? How do our memories and attachments make places meaningful to us? 

How does race intersect that meaning-making process? How does history, personal and public, interact with our experiences of a place? How do we pass on our stories of place?

This exhibit in the collection, based on the stories of East Cleveland women, examines these questions. We hope that you will respond in your own way to these explorations of place-making and race.