34 min

Evanston: A Kingdom Divided Urban Roots

    • History

In this episode, the first of our Lost Voices of Cincinnati series*, we’re exploring the history of Evanston, the home of King Records, which was pivotal to the creation of Rock n' Roll music. We not only discuss King, but also another important anchor in the neighborhood, St. Mark’s, that has also been left to deteriorate over time. We explain how the highway divided the neighborhood, and kicked off years of disinvestment. And we talk to the people who are fighting hard to preserve the neighborhood’s precious landmarks — and bring the community back together.

Part I: King Records [0:00-08:52]

Part II: Before the highway [09:45-17:12]

Part III: A neighborhood divided [17:13-28:22]

Part IV: Bridges to the future [28:23-33:02]



*If you missed our prelude episode, then take a pause and check out that show first!

Guests:

Our guests include Evanston neighborhood community council members, Mr. James Stallworth (president), Ms. Marye Ward, Ms. Beverley Lamb, and Ms. Veta Uddin as well as members of the King Legacy committee, Kent Butts and Elliott Ruther, and also historian Dr. M. Christine Anderson, and preservationist and AmeriCorps member, Carrie Rhodus.

P.S. Ms. Marye Ward has been part of The Mark, a group trying to purchase and preserve St. Mark’s. Consider donating to The Mark today!

Sponsors:

The Lost Voices of Cincinnati series was made possible by a Truth & Reconciliation grant from ArtsWave. We need help for future projects so please so considering donating to our Fundly fundraising campaign! 

Credits:

Host and Executive Producer: Deqah Hussein-Wetzel  / Host and Executive Producer: Vanessa Maria Quirk / Editor: Connor Lynch / Mix: Andrew Callaway

In this episode, the first of our Lost Voices of Cincinnati series*, we’re exploring the history of Evanston, the home of King Records, which was pivotal to the creation of Rock n' Roll music. We not only discuss King, but also another important anchor in the neighborhood, St. Mark’s, that has also been left to deteriorate over time. We explain how the highway divided the neighborhood, and kicked off years of disinvestment. And we talk to the people who are fighting hard to preserve the neighborhood’s precious landmarks — and bring the community back together.

Part I: King Records [0:00-08:52]

Part II: Before the highway [09:45-17:12]

Part III: A neighborhood divided [17:13-28:22]

Part IV: Bridges to the future [28:23-33:02]



*If you missed our prelude episode, then take a pause and check out that show first!

Guests:

Our guests include Evanston neighborhood community council members, Mr. James Stallworth (president), Ms. Marye Ward, Ms. Beverley Lamb, and Ms. Veta Uddin as well as members of the King Legacy committee, Kent Butts and Elliott Ruther, and also historian Dr. M. Christine Anderson, and preservationist and AmeriCorps member, Carrie Rhodus.

P.S. Ms. Marye Ward has been part of The Mark, a group trying to purchase and preserve St. Mark’s. Consider donating to The Mark today!

Sponsors:

The Lost Voices of Cincinnati series was made possible by a Truth & Reconciliation grant from ArtsWave. We need help for future projects so please so considering donating to our Fundly fundraising campaign! 

Credits:

Host and Executive Producer: Deqah Hussein-Wetzel  / Host and Executive Producer: Vanessa Maria Quirk / Editor: Connor Lynch / Mix: Andrew Callaway

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