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Fiery Voices

Grennetta Taylor

The racial dynamics and segregation in Cleveland and East Cleveland have led many to become fighters for racial justice. Grennetta Taylor discusses an enduring legacy of African American men as political leaders and grassroots activists. While she does not mention the names of African American women activists and political pioneers, black women also played significant roles in struggling for community well-being and equal rights. This clip encourages us to think about the greater Cleveland story in the national context, but also consider - by paying attention to the "silences" - in what physical places and social spaces African American women become involved in change, politics, and struggles for justice.