The “Toledo Voices” series highlights Toledo community members, institutions, and legacies that shaped the past and continue to shape our present and future. Ranging from childhood memories to the historical legacies that cemented Toledo’s industrial identity, each story dissects the foundation on which Toledo was built and the community-centered vitalization that will propel Toledo higher.
Over a year ahead of the election, P.G. Sittenfeld is already running to be Cincinnati’s next mayor. Born and raised in the city, he’s on a quest to build a more equitable future. Midstory talked with Sittenfeld about why he returned home and his future plans for Cincinnati.
Through conversations with her grandfather, the author unpacks his personal history during the Civil Rights Movement and the Great Migration—one that paved the way for generations to come. Read his story and listen to excerpts from the interview.
Midstory is a 501(c)(3) non-profit thinkhub that progresses the narrative of the Midwest by incubating bright, diverse and interdisciplinary thinkers to exchange ideas and envision the future of our region through multimedia storytelling and solutions-oriented research since its founding in 2018.
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