Changing Neighborhoods: Tri-C Program Examines Race And Suburbanization In Cleveland

Todd Michney

Learn about the racialized settlement patterns that turned Cleveland into one of the nation’s most segregated metropolitan areas during an upcoming discussion at the Western Campus of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C). The free program — “Changing Neighborhoods Then and Now: Race and Suburbanization in Cleveland”  — will take place from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Tri-C’s Western Campus Theatre in Parma.

The discussion will be led by Todd Michney, a native Clevelander and an assistant professor in the School of History and Sociology at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the author of Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900-1980. Michney will explain the patterns that made Cleveland a segregated city despite its reputation as a racially progressive community. The program will explore white response to middle-class African Americans moving toward the urban borders and the ramifications of those actions.

To reserve a seat at the free event, go to There will be a reception and book signing after the presentation. Michney’s visit is part of the Carol S. Franklin Social Science Speakers Series sponsored by the Western Campus Division of Social Sciences. The series provides a forum to enhance awareness of current events and issues relevant to the community.

For more information, call 216-987-5508. Western Campus is located at 11000 Pleasant Valley Road in Parma.

John Horton

Media Relations Manager at Cuyahoga Community College

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Volume 11, Issue 2, Posted 10:34 AM, 02.01.2019