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(#923) James T (Cleveland, OH)
9/24-27/2015 in Independence, OH  EVENT: 19th Annual National AA Archives Workshop 2015  TYPE: AA, Male, Workshop, Historical

Ruth H and Early African American AA's in Cleveland.

James T, drawing from archival resources, traces the beginnings of African American AA groups in the Cleveland area and in particular the Cleveland North Coast Multi-District. He discovered that it appears to have started with a woman - Ruth H (not the Ruth that typed the manuscript of the Big Book).

Ruth's name shows up in documents in divergent places in association with a wide range of recovery activities.

Short, sweet, solid and well researched, this is a remarkable story and a passionate speaker.

(25 min) (4.3 MB) (id#923)