As Funeral for a Home’s culminating event (Saturday, May 31) inches closer we will be sharing selected interviews conducted over the past year with Mantua residents. A number of longtime residents graciously opened their doors and welcomed us in for lengthy conversations on the neighborhood’s history, Mantua’s current and past challenges, and what they hope to see moving forward.
We begin with Ardie Stuart Brown, Mantua-born and raised, a dancer, performer, and educator who has devoted her life to affordable education and creative expression. Below, listen to Ardie discuss perceptions of Mantua, from those who proudly call the neighborhood home, and those who are peering from the outside in.
You can access our full conversation with Ms. Stuart Brown here.