Todd Michney in Cleveland

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Last Saturday, August 4, Michney led a guided bus tour hosted by the Cleveland Restoration Society, titled The Roots of Black Sub-Urbanization. “It’s basically about the struggle to achieve the American Dream,” Michney says. “It’s the history of Cleveland’s Black middle class and looking toward the edge of the city for African Americans [who] started moving in the early 1900s.”

Last year, Michney published a book titled Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900 - 1980. The tour follows a book talk Michney held on Thursday.

For more information on these events, see these local news articles:



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  • Created By: Kayleigh Haskin
  • Created: 08/07/2018
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  • Modified: 08/07/2018


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