Hough Riots, 1966

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Collection/Web Exhibit: The Cleveland Memory Project

Program Length: 4:20 min.

Date: July, 1966

Footage of the 1966 Hough Riots in Cleveland, depicting the presence of the Ohio Army National Guard and houses on fire. This was the first of two major race riots in Cleveland and underscored the growing racial tensions in the city that were only exacerbated by a general industrial decline.

Footage courtesy of The Northeast Ohio Broadcast Archives (NOBA) at the John Carroll University Department of Communications. Special thanks to Dr. Alan Stephenson and Lisa Lewis for their assistance.

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