Brotherhood Week, 1956


This file appears in: The Good Life in Shaker Heights
Brotherhood Week, 1956

As racial tensions were surfacing in cities throughout America during the 1960s, the utopian city of Shaker Heights was "unobtrusively integrated" according to Cosmopolitan. Despite a history of discriminatory practices prior to the death of the Van Sweringen brothers, the city was home to a large population of Catholics and Jews. The Ludlow district of Shaker Heights also had recently become home to an affluent African American community.

Image courtesy of Cleveland State Special Collections


This file appears in: The Good Life in Shaker Heights