UP NEXT: Sunday, March 31, Cory Methodist Church, 1117 E. 105th Street, Cleveland (Glenville neighborhood). Joint program sponored by Cory Methodist and Park Synagogue starts at 12:30 PM. Speakers: Jim Robenalt moderates discussion with Marsha Mockabee, Urban League of Cleveland, and Professor Peter Haas, Abba Hillel Silver Professor Emeritus, Case Western Reserve University. The question: how have African Americans and Jews responded to violence against their groups.

 
Cory United Methodist Church, E. 105th Street

Cory United Methodist Church, E. 105th Street

 
 
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Then UP NEXT: April 7, 1:30 PM, Links Event at moCa, registration required, free event

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Past programs…

Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University

Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University

Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland
Author Talk with James Robenalt
Co-sponsored by the Kelvin Smith Library

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 22, 4-6:30 pm
Location: Dampeer Room, Kelvin Smith Library*, 11055 Euclid Avenue
Local author, attorney and historian James Robenalt will discuss the roots of the violent uprisings in Cleveland in 1968 (Hough Riot, Glenville Shootout, etc.) and the political aftermath. Cleveland was a uniquely important city in the civil rights movement and hosted critical speeches by Rev. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X (whose Ballots or Bullets speech was first delivered here), and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who spoke of the Mindless Menace of Violence at the City Club. Free and open to the community.

*Please note: all visitors to the Kelvin Smith Library must have a photo ID to be admitted.

 

Special Event: February 12, 2019. Cleveland Public Library, Glenville Branch

Uptight  film, Roscoe Lee Browne. Filmed in Hough in June 1968, many of the extras were Cleveland citizens, including Fred “Ahmed” Evans

Uptight film, Roscoe Lee Browne. Filmed in Hough in June 1968, many of the extras were Cleveland citizens, including Fred “Ahmed” Evans

Uptight Movie Screening and Panel Discussion.

Tuesday, February 12, Noon to 2:30.

Glenville Branch, 11900 Saint Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44108

Set in Hough, the film  Uptight  was a premonition for the shootout in Glenville a month later

Set in Hough, the film Uptight was a premonition for the shootout in Glenville a month later

James Robenalt, Cleveland attorney and author of Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland, will lead an expert panel to discuss the movie's importance in Glenville history, as well as its ties to the urban turmoil that occurred in 1960s Cleveland. Boxed lunches will be provided; registration requested.

Director Jules Dassin and co-screenwriter and star Ruby Dee

Director Jules Dassin and co-screenwriter and star Ruby Dee

 

Sunday, February 24, 2019. “Common Roots”

Park Synagogue Main, 3300 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Start time: 1 PM (gathering begins at 12:30 PM)

This unique series of programs springs from the common roots shared by Park Synagogue and Cory United Methodist Church.

The building that now houses the Cory congregation on East 105th was built in 1922 as a synagogue and neighborhood recreation center and was called the Cleveland Jewish Center.

After WWII, the Jewish congregation moved to Cleveland Heights, creating Park Synagogue on Mayfield Road. That structure was designed by the world famous Jewish German architect Erich Mendelsohn.

The first program on February 24 will be at Park Synagogue Main and will involve a presentation on Ballots and Bullets.

The second program will be on March 31 at Cory where Rabbi Jeremy Pappas, Anti-Defamation League Regional Director, will present with others.

The discussion will revolve around the questions of oppression, discrimination and violence faced by Jews and African Americans alike and the ties between the two groups.

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Cory United Methodist Church today

Cory on May 14, 1963, when Dr. King came from Birmingham to raise bail money.

Cory on May 14, 1963, when Dr. King came from Birmingham to raise bail money.

Park Synagogue Main, exterior

Park Synagogue Main, exterior

Mendelsohn’s incredible interior design of the sanctuary

Mendelsohn’s incredible interior design of the sanctuary

 

Sunday, March 31. “Common Roots”

Cory United Methodist Church, 1117 East 105th Street (Glenville neighborhood)

Start time 1 PM (gathering begins at 12:30 PM)

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Rabbi Jeremy Pappas of the Anti-Defamation League will present on the journey to combat hatred and the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh last October. The Park Synagogue congregation will visit their old home at Cory to share stories with the current stewards of this magnificent structure.
 
 
 
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Politics and Prose, July 7

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Store location: 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW   Washington DC 20008

 

3:30 PM to 4:30 Pm

All our in-store events are free and open to the public.

If you can't come to an event and still want an autographed copy of the book, you may purchase titles in advance either in the store, over the phone or through our website.

 
The author at the Watergate in June 2012 at an event sponsored by The Washington Post. This is the famous 6th floor doorway through which the burglars infiltrated the Democratic National Headquarters. www.january1973.com

The author at the Watergate in June 2012 at an event sponsored by The Washington Post. This is the famous 6th floor doorway through which the burglars infiltrated the Democratic National Headquarters. www.january1973.com

 

Hudson Library & Historical Society, Monday, June 11,

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hudson Library & Historical Society

Hudson, Ohio

For Reservations call (330) 653-6658.

Copies of Dean’s and Robenalt’s books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Register for this free program online at hudsonlibrary.org or call (330) 653-6658 x1010.

 

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An Evening with John W. Dean, Former Legal Counsel to President Richard M. Nixon 4

John W. Dean, former legal counsel to President Nixon whose Senate testimony during the Watergate hearings led to Nixon’s resignation, will speak with James D. Robenalt, author of January 1973: Watergate, Roe v. Wade, Vietnam, and the Month That Changed America Forever. Dean and Robenalt will discuss the Watergate scandal and its parallels to current political events.
 

 
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Meet Author James Robenalt: July 12, 7:00 PM

Cuyahoga County Public Library, Beachwood Branch

Thursday, July 12
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Beachwood Branch

25501 Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood, Ohio

Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (100)

The Cleveland trial lawyer and author will discuss his latest, Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland.

James Robenalt is the author of Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland. On July 23, 1968, police in Cleveland battled with black nationalists in a night of terror that saw 6 people killed and at least 15 wounded. The gun battle touched off days of heavy rioting and was surprising given that Cleveland had just elected Carl Stokes, the first black mayor of a major US city. In the book, Robenalt looks at the roots of the violence and its political aftermath in Cleveland, a uniquely important city in the civil rights movement.

Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry. 

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Ballots and Bullets: Cleveland's Role in the Civil Rights Movement

Friday, July 20, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114

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Ohio State Bar Association, July 26, 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM, 2.5 hour Continuing Legal Education Credit

When: Thursday, July 26

Location: Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, One Cleveland Center, 1375 East 9th Street, 44114

Registration: (800) 232-7124 or ohiobar.org/CLE18-289

 
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Renaissance Literary Event

Saturday, July 28, 2018, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM  FREE

Where: Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom A, Case Western Reserve University Campus

11038 S. Bellflower Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

 

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 3 PM, SiriusXM, Insight, Channel 121. Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang

John with David Crosby.

John with David Crosby.

 

Sunday, August 5, 2018.  Talk after "Simply Simone" at Karamu House, afternoon matinee.  Fantastic show (sold out).  Should be a fun discussion.

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Monday, August 6, 5-6 PM, WERE radio, AM 1490, entire hour with Rev. E. T. Caviness and Rev. Aaron Phillips.  Tune in.

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Sunday, August 12, 1:30 AM, first airing of my Ballots and Bullets talk at Politics and Prose in Washington (right next to the Pizza-gate place) on July 7, 2108. C-Span 2.  Stay up late or fix your recorders.

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Author Visits: Ballots and Bullets

Euclid Public Library, Tuesday, August 14, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Local author and attorney James Robenalt, author of Ballots and Bullets: Black Power and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland will provide a fascinating investigation into the events of July 23, 1968, when Cleveland police battled with black nationalists in a night of terror that saw six people killed and 15 wounded. The gun battle touched off days of heavy rioting. The question was whether the shootings were the result of a planned attack on white police or a matter of self-defense by the nationalists. Mystery still surrounds how the urban warfare started and the role the FBI might have played in its origin.

Date: 

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Event Type: 

Adult Program

Location: 

Lake

For more info, click HERE

 

Saturday, August 18, East Cleveland Public Library, 2-4 PM. Lecture on Ballots and Bullets and the 1968 film Uptight, filmed in Hough.  Film will be shown in its entirety after the lecture.

Fred "Ahmed" Evans appears in the film as an extra (not pictured here).

Fred "Ahmed" Evans appears in the film as an extra (not pictured here).

 
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An Evening with James Robenalt

Hudson Library & Historical Society

Monday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m.

 or call (330) 653-6658.

James Robenalt, bestselling author of January 1973: Watergate, Roe v. Wade, Vietnam, and the Month that Changed America Forever, will return to the Hudson Library to discuss his latest book, Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland. Robenalt will discuss the armed confrontation between Black Nationalists and Cleveland Police officers, which led to at least 15 wounded and 6 people killed. Ballots and Bullets examines the roots of the violence, the trial and the political aftermath in Cleveland, a uniquely important city in the civil rights movement. A painstakingly researched and written study that is all too relevant today.

Robenalt is a Cleveland based lawyer for the firm Thompson Hine LLP. He graduated from Miami University where he majored in political science in 1978 after which he attended Ohio State University College of Law graduating in 1981. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio and also an instructor for National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Copies of Ballots and Bullets will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Register for this free program online at hudsonlibrary.org or call (330) 653-6658 x1010.

For more information, click HERE

 
Ahmed Evans in Cuyahoga County Jail awaiting trial

Ahmed Evans in Cuyahoga County Jail awaiting trial

Columbus Bar Association: Thursday, September 13, 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM  2.5 hour Continuing Legal Education Credit

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Program Overview: 
A day of violence in July 1968. The causes ran deep, pitting the nonviolence philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. against the armed self-defense philosophy of Malcolm X and black nationalists. Cleveland became a proving ground. It was ballot or the bullet. Join us to listen to author James Robenalt speak about these events he has written about in his new book: "Ballots and Bullets, Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland"


You can find more information about the book by clicking here


All attendees will receive a FREE copy of this book. 

When

9/13/2018 2:00 PM - 9/13/2018 4:30 PM

Where

Columbus Bar Association 175 South Third Street Suite 1100 Columbus, Ohio 43215