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Cleveland, Ohio in the 1960s was a city divided by race. Prejudice and segregation led to animosity and violence. In 1967 the National Catholic Conference on Interracial Justice (NCCIJ) developed a pilot program, Project Bridge, that applied new ideas to old problems. Coming to Cleveland in 1968, the program generated new approaches for addressing racial justice, with mixed results. Ultimately, the same spirit of innovation that made Project Bridge possible later carried it into militancy and a premature demise.
Gutowski, James, "A Bridge Too Short: The Catholic Response to Racism and Segregation in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1960s." (2019). 2019 Faculty Bibliography. 78.
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