Through Toledo's Eyes

WGTE is proud to present Through Toledo's Eyes the stories of Toledoans remembering the Civil Rights Era history of the Dorr Street neighborhood.

The 1960s were a turbulent time in America and Northwest Ohio . In this era of mistrust, underlying racial tension began to come to the surface in Toledo , Ohio . Eventually, the pressure of decades of racial inequality and anger found a release.

In 1967, the Dorr Street neighborhood, a cherished shopping and socializing center for the African American community, became a major focal point in the fight for civil rights in the city of Toledo . Although it would prove to be the end of Dorr Street as a cohesive community, it was also the beginning of an open and honest dialogue between blacks and whites in Toledo .

WGTE received a grant to produce these video shorts about the most visible Civil Rights activities that took place in Toledo in 1967, and the changing neighborhood in which they took place.

Through Toledo 's Eyes and the re-release of EYES ON THE PRIZE on American Experience were made possible by grants from The Ford Foundation and The Gilder Foundation. Funding for the National Outreach Campaign was provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Annie E. Casey Foundation is supporting additional grants and an Oral History Toolkit.

 

  • Views: 472 Video Voices: Betty Amison

    WGTE is proud to present Through Toledo's Eyes – the stories of Toledoans remembering the Civil Rights Era history of the Dorr Street neighborhood.

  • Views: 549 Video Voices: Edrene Cole

    WGTE interviewed the late Endrene Cole about her experiences in the struggle for Civil Rights in America.  She witnessed the riots in Watts and the unrest in Toledo in the 1960s, and shares her memories about the Dorr Street neighborhood before and after the Urban Renewal program that removed this historic neighborhood from existence.

  • Views: 422 Video Voices: Gwendolyn Ellis

    WGTE is proud to present Through Toledo's Eyes – the stories of Toledoans remembering the Civil Rights Era history of the Dorr Street neighborhood.

  • Views: 420 Video Voices: Reverend Robert A. Culp

    WGTE is proud to present Through Toledo's Eyes – the stories of Toledoans remembering the Civil Rights Era history of the Dorr Street neighborhood.

  • Views: 388 Video Voices: Wilma Brown

    WGTE is proud to present Through Toledo's Eyes – the stories of Toledoans remembering the Civil Rights Era history of the Dorr Street neighborhood.

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