"Freeway City" Film Screening

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 fought to preserve the Shaker Lakes. After the screening, join a discussion with the film’s director.

This event is free and open to the public and it is a part of the 2019 Cleveland Humanities Festival. 

  • Age(s): Adults
  • Time: 2:00pm
Date(s): 
Friday, March 8, 2019
Location: 
Cleveland Public Library | 325 Superior Avenue | Cleveland, OH 44114