Tuesday, April 9, 2002

Faces of Over-the-Rhine




Medical student
John Eckman

        John Eckman, 25, Clifton, has been a regular in the Main Street club scene throughout his years in University of Cincinnati Medical School.

        He and his friends haven't let the April, 2001 riots change their lifestyle.

        "I come down here all the time. I think it's one of the safest places in the city," he says.

        Business drop off precipitously after he riots, he says, but the clubs quickly lured the 20-something back.

        He hopes the unrest comes to a good end. "I hate to say it but in a way, it woke people up."

        The boycott, however, is another thing. "It's going to segregate people even more," he says. "It separates people."

-Larry Nager



Faces of Over-the-Rhine
Restaurant owner Paul Sebring
Taft senior Darrel Shields
Social worker Angela Coleman
Sarah Center director Sister Jeanette Buehler
Jordanian grocer Taraq T.A. Adwani
Filmmaker Steve Gebhardt
Gallery owner Suzanna Terril
Beauty shop supplier Chong Kim
Teacher's aide Kemberley Alexander
Waitress Karla Davis
Teacher Sharon Brooks
Dock worker Leo Sneed
Police officer Michael Ammann
Soup kitchen manager Denise McPherson
Artist Joseph M. Winterhalter
Janitor Latrell Walker
Fund-raiser Torren "T.J." Partridge
School social worker Joe Wilmers
Rehabber Greg Badger
- Medical student John Eckman
Treatment counselor Calvin W. Wooten
Photographer Jimmy Heath

The Police
Violence up, arrests down
- Changes made since April 2001
Q&A with Police Chief Streicher
Q&A with former F.O.P. president Keith Fangman

Neighbor to Neighbor
Community meetings produce results
Going beyond polite silence
What your neighbors said
What do you think?
What's happening in 145 communities
A sampling of communities:
Mount Healthy
Pleasant Ridge
Milford
What institutions are doing

Related Links
Neighbor to Neighbor home page
Matters of Race: Bridging the divide in Greater Cincinnati
On the Same Page Cincinnati
Live Without Hate
Common Ground
Cincinnati 2001: Year of unrest
Unrest in the city: Archive of riot coverage
Unrest photo timeline
Jim Borgman on race

 
One Year Later
What were they thinking?
Too early to assess impact
Micheal Basnight's resolve
Violence part of life in OTR
CAN co-chair has no doubt
ACLU adds its Y-E-S to deal

FACES   OF   O-T-R
Restaurant owner
Taft senior
Social worker
Sarah Center director
Jordanian grocer
Filmmaker
Gallery owner
Beauty shop supplier
Teacher's aide
Waitress
Teacher
Dock worker
Police officer
Soup kitchen manager
Artist
Janitor
Fund-raiser
School social worker
Rehabber
Medical student
Treatment counselor
Photographer

THE   POLICE
Violence up, arrests down
Changes since April 2001
Q&A with Streicher
Q&A with Keith Fangman

NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR
Meetings produce results
Beyond polite silence
What your neighbors said
What do you think?
In your community
Mount Healthy
Pleasant Ridge
Milford
What institutions are doing

RELATED LINKS
Neighbor to Neighbor
Matters of Race
On the Same Page
Live Without Hate
Common Ground
Year of unrest
Riot news archive
Unrest photos
Jim Borgman on race