Re-visiting Mayor Stokes’ Cuyahoga River Pollution Tour, 50 Years Later WCPN 6/18/19

Re-visiting Mayor Stokes’ Cuyahoga River Pollution Tour, 50 Years Later
WCPN 6/18/19 by Elizabeth Miller
On June 23, 1969, a day after the fire on the Cuyahoga River, Mayor Carl Stokes took reporters on a four-stop pollution tour. It would turn out to be the last fire on the river. We retraced the tour 50 years later.
by Elizabeth Miller 90.3 WCPN ideastream
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Carl Stokes aggregation

1 “The Election That Changed Cleveland Forever” by Michael D. Roberts
2 “It Seems the Race Issue is With Us” Andrew Glass, Washington Post (10/30/1967)
3 Eyes on the Prize – Episode 9 “Power!” (1967–1968)
4 The New Mayor Brought Hope, But Did the Dreams Die? by Margaret Bernstein, Sarah Crump and April McClellan-Copeland
5 The Man, the Strategy and the Seismic Shift by Brent Larkin
6 Carl B. Stokes from the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
7 Carl Stokes Talks About His Careers as a News Anchor, Mayor and Judge (CSPAN 10.30.84)
8 Money and Mobilization: Volunteers in the Stokes Mayoral Campaign by Elis Ribeiro
9 Carl Stokes: Reflections of a veteran political observer by Brent Larkin

10 Carl Stokes Funeral Program

11 Classic Debate Between Cleveland mayoral candidates Carl Stokes and Seth Taft Cleveland City Club Nov 4, 1967 (Audio)

12 Mayoral Candidate Carl Stokes Speaks at the Cleveland City Club 9.15.67 (Audio)

13 Carl Stokes and Ralph Locher at Cleveland City Club 7/9/1971 (Audio)

14 Stokes Era Comes to An End (Plain Dealer 1.18.1998)

15 Excellent collection of essays about Carl Stokes from Cleveland.com in 2007 “Carl Stokes: Profile of the Pioneer”

16. “The Making of a Mayor” PD Sunday Magazine Dec 1967

17. “Promises of Power: A Political Autobiography” by Carl Stokes

“PEOPLE WERE SAYING NICE THINGS ABOUT CLEVELAND AGAIN”: REFLECTING ON CARL STOKES AND CITY IMAGE by J. Mark Souther

“PEOPLE WERE SAYING NICE THINGS ABOUT CLEVELAND AGAIN”: REFLECTING ON CARL STOKES AND CITY IMAGE by J. Mark Souther

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This essay was adapted from Souther’s new book Believing in Cleveland: Managing Decline in “The Best Location in the Nation” (Temple University Press, 2017).

CLEVELAND, CARL STOKES, AND COMMEMORATING A HISTORIC ELECTION By Avigail Oren

CLEVELAND, CARL STOKES, AND COMMEMORATING A HISTORIC ELECTION By Avigail Oren

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On November 7, 1967, the citizens of Cleveland elected Carl B. Stokes mayor. Stokes became the first black mayor of a major American city, a considerable feat in a majority-white metropolis. During his two terms as mayor, from 1968-1972, Stokes represented all Clevelanders and sought to universally improve the city’s neighborhoods, while simultaneously attending to issues of civil rights, economic justice, and police brutality.

This year, the 50th anniversary of Stokes’ election, Cuyahoga Community College’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Humanities Center has organized a yearlong community initiative to commemorate the contribution of Mayor Carl Stokes and his brother, Congressman Louis Stokes, to the city. As one part of the multifaceted programming being offered during the Stokes: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future commemoration, Urban History Association member Todd Michney, Assistant Professor in the School of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech, led a one-week seminar sponsored by Case Western Reserve University’s Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and the Cleveland Humanities Collaborative. During the second week of July, twelve faculty, instructors, and graduate students from Case Western Reserve (CWRU) and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) joined Michney for “Carl B. Stokes and Black Political Power in Cleveland: A 50-Year Retrospective.”

Carl Stokes: Profile of a pioneer

Excellent collection of essays about Carl Stokes from Cleveland.com in 2007

Carl Stokes: Profile of a pioneer Cleveland.com 11/4/2007
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Related: The new mayor brought hope, but did the dreams die?

More: 1845 paper reveals family’s slavery link

Editorial: Battling status quo, making a difference

Dick Feagler: Carl Stokes’ bright star rolled back the gloom – for a time

Phillip Morris: Pool analogy apt for Carl Stokes’ finesse

Thomas Suddes: The first barrier Carl Stokes broke was in the Statehouse

In-depth: Listen to the voices of people who lived the days of change, see photos and much more.