When: Fri., Dec. 1, 7-8:30 p.m. 2017
Detractors have called it “The Mistake on the Lake.” It was once America’s “Comeback City.” According to author J. Mark Souther, Cleveland has long sought to defeat its perceived civic malaise. Believing in Cleveland chronicles how city leaders used imagery and rhetoric to combat and, at times, accommodate urban and economic decline. But rather than tell a tale of decline, Souther provides a fascinating story of resilience for what some folks called “The Best Location in the Nation.” Souther is a Professor of History and Director of the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University.