History’s David Hammack discusses economic hardships in cities like Cincinnati and Cleveland

Reversing a city’s fortunes takes more than one election

Cincinnati.com: David Hammack, the Hiram C. Haydn Professor of History, discussed the economic problems of cities such as Cincinnati and Cleveland. None of these cities “has overcome the legacy of racial disparity and oppression,” he said. “The processes of education and assimilation have moved—much too slowly— forward.”