Education: Place of Enjoyment

Sightseers in Cleveland usually go to see Karamu House. A cross between a school and settlement house, it got its name from a Swahili word meaning "place of enjoyment," comes close to being the ugliest institution in the U. S. Its five grey shanties squat in the heart of the "Roaring Third," Cleveland's worst slum. Its students, dressed in caps, windbreakers, overcoats, shriek at each other as they work, now & again break off for impromp tu boxing matches. Yet Clevelanders were not surprised last week when the Charles Eisenman Award, Cleveland's most...

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