Obama's Return Brings Back Tears

A sign of better times.
  • A sign of better times.

One day after the President paid a visit to Shaker Heights High School, we share the ruminations of Scene contributor Ted Schwarz, who grew up in Shaker and recalls a time when a black man on the school's front steps would have given few pause to cheer ...

“There’s a little colored girl coming to Ludlow,” our teacher solemnly told us. I was around 9 years old at the time, and I remember thinking there was a nervous sadness as she spoke. “What do you children think about that?”

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