Cleveland: Promise Denied

When Moses Cleaveland carved out a settlement at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River in 1796, it seemed a promised land. Since then, the Ohio city he laid out has dropped an a from its founder's name and most of his Utopian hopes. Last summer's flaming riots in the city's rat-infested ghetto of Hough proved that Cleveland's Negro neighborhoods are as volatile as Watts or Harlem. Scared citizens have taken to muttering about "Communist influence." Yet the Negro community's real problem is as close as the house next door—which in much of...

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