Common Cleveland folklore points to the east side as disadvantaged due to a lack of convenient freeway access. But would shaving a few minutes from the daily commute be worth the cost of the Cedar Lee and Larchmere districts, Buckeye neighborhoods, historic homes, and the beloved Shaker Lakes? Re-visit the dramatic defeat of the east side freeways in the 1960’s as Mayor Carl Stokes struggled to govern a hollowing-out city and a fierce grassroots campaign to preserve the Shaker Lakes. A discussion with the film’s director will follow the screening.
This event is sponsored by Cleveland Public Library and is free and open to the public.