Tag Archives: Carl Stokes

On the Wrong Side of History

I just completed ten blog posts summarizing Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s Vietnam War series and inserting comments about what I was doing at the time or how that particular segment related to my Vietnam War satire, Cologne No. 10 for … Continue reading

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BURNING RIVER FEST in Cleveland — or AUTHOR ALLEY in Shaker Heights — or WESTLAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANTIQUE VINTAGE & CRAFT SHOW

I noticed that someone recently visited my blog post “Join us at the BURNING RIVER FEST in Cleveland – July 25-26.” I wouldn’t want you to arrive at a great place at the wrong time, so read below (and I … Continue reading

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Did it happen here?

Maryland is a southern state with a history of tobacco plantations, slaves, sharecropping, tenant farms, and Jim Crow. Harriett Tubman and Frederick Douglass were slaves here. There were forty-three lynchings, and school segregation survived into the nineteen seventies. There were … Continue reading

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A Mallard On The Cuyahoga

For the past week or so, we’ve been visiting friends and relatives and touring my boyhood home in Rocky River, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb. One day, we took a cruise boat from downtown past I. M. Pei’s stunning Rock & … Continue reading

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