Like many big cities, Cleveland experienced its share of racial tension in the 1960s. On July 18, 1966, the predominantly black east Cleveland suburb of Hough erupted after a racist sign at a bar caused an altercation; over the next six days, four people were killed and some 240 fires ravaged the neighborhood. Gov. James A. Rhodes—the same man who would order troops to Kent State in 1970—eventually called out the National Guard. Although the riots ended, economically the area has never really recovered.