Debra Ann November Learning Center of the East Cleveland Public Library

Hough Riot Documentary Dr. L. Morris Jones Finding Aid


Reflection of Hough Riot Script Draft


Dr. L. Morris Jones was one of the first African Americans to open a medial practice in the Cleveland Hough area in the 1960s. The location of his office put him in position to capture all angles of the Hough riot with his camera and through conversation with neighbors and while administering medical assistance to those caught in the cross fire. With the information Dr. Jones had collected along with assistance from his wife and son he put together a documentary "Reflection of the Hough Riot" that provided history of the black/white issues, housing and unemployment for African Americans in Cleveland and the events that lead to the Hough and the Glenville riot.

Scope and Contents

"Reflection of the Hough Riot" documentary was created with resource material such as books and government reports that provided information on African American communites and population changes in Cleveland and the country from the 1950s to the 1960s. Local and other major city newspaper clippings provided additional informational resources as well as the many photographs taken by Dr. Jones. The documentary contains two storage boxes containing 6 carousels of 458 slides, two archival boxes containing research notes, books, reports, scripts, newspaper clippings, narrative cassessetts and a DVD that combines the slides and narration.

Acquisition: Donated by Dr. L. Morris Jones, in 2006

Processed by: Rita Knight-Gray rknight-gray@ecpl.lib.oh.us

Access: Material is available for research you must see the archivist or Flewellen Room reference desk personnel to view or obtain copies.


Box Content Description