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How A Music Club Became A Refuge From Urban Violence In Cleveland05:20
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Some Clevelanders remember the dark days of the Hough Riots as a time when local black and white teens bonded over their love of music. (Courtesy of WCPN Ideastream)
Some Clevelanders remember the dark days of the Hough Riots as a time when local black and white teens bonded over their love of music. (Courtesy of WCPN Ideastream)
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In addition to hosting the Republican National Convention, Cleveland next week marks the 50th anniversary of the Hough Riots.

That week of urban violence has come to symbolize the social disparities of a segregated city. But, some Clevelanders remember those dark days as a time when local black and white teens bonded over their love of music.

David C. Barnett of Here & Now contributor WCPN Ideastream reports from a popular music spot called Leo’s Casino.

Read more on this story via WPCN Ideastream.

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David C. Barnett, senior arts reporter for WCPN Ideastream. He tweets @DCBstream.

This segment aired on July 15, 2016.

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