Ethnic Women of Cleveland

Grace Kudukis Oral History

Grace Kudukis interviewed by Jeanette E. Tuve May 1, 1986 as part of Ethnic Women of Cleveland

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Grace Kudukis

This oral history, collected in 1986, provides a look at one of Cleveland's leaders. Grace Kudukis has headed the League of Women Voters and was instrumental in bringing the 1980 Presidential Debates to Cleveland.

After Lithuania's independence in the early 1990s, she helped CNN and the Peace Corps establish themselves there. Klaipeda, Lithuania and Cleveland, Ohio are sister cities due in part to her efforts.

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