Art of the Day: "Electric Chair"; Glenville Shootout Memorial, by Cleveland Public Power

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 08/07/2008 - 00:50.
Art of the Day: "Electric Chair"; Glenville Shootout Memorial, by Cleveland Public Power

40 years ago, a great tragedy occurred at Beulah and Lakeview roads - police officers and citizens of Cleveland died here in one of the longest, most deadly urban gunfights and riots in modern American history... the Glenville Shootout. The site is still scarred, and an electric substation was placed dead center to where one would memorialize or reflect upon this event, cutting off Beulah Road like a huge electic chair, being the intended fate of the prosecuted ringleader of the black side of the story, a "militant" named Evans. This Death Chair Memorial illustrates the racism, stupidity and insensitivity of the Cleveland establishment. This should be a park, with a reflecting pool. It shall soon truly stand out for being surrounded by farms (although not growing food within 75 feet of this EMP nightmare and web of high voltage lines electrocuting the neighborhood). This is at the center of the Star Neighborhood, one block from the Hough/Star Bakeries complex and Browns Market... Glenville Shootout Ground Zero... now in redevelopment as a City Fresh affiliated intergenerational living and learning neighborhood center, spanning many blocks. Peace and emotional harmony shall come to this electrified place at last, by and for the people.

Make that 41 years, two months

And still no recovery from that, and no good plans on the horizon... except for Real Coop

Disrupt IT