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Glenville Uprising

Angela Benson

In 1968, the Glenville Uprising occurred in the Glenville neighborhood that borders East Cleveland. Angela Benson, as a child, found herself literally in the midst of the unfolding unrest, for a short time, as she and her family drove home along 125th and Superior. In this clip, we see how Angela Benson locates the exact place where things occurred, and we learn how poignant memories are attached to place. We also learn about the relationship between parent and child. Shielded by her parents desire to physically and emotionally protect her, it wasn't until Angela Benson was much older that she really understood what she had experienced and was able to place the uprising in a broader social and political context.