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The Sound of Ideas

The Legacy of Carl Stokes

Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2007

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When Carl Stokes ran for mayor in 1967, he asked for a simple thing: A chance, he told Clevelanders, "to show what a real mayor can do." Stokes got that chance. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of his election, we'll talk to Stokes' brother Louis and others what he did with that opportunity and what it has meant to Cleveland. Join us Tuesday morning at nine for a look back at the legacy of Carl Stokes.


Government/Politics, Community/Human Interest


Congressman Louis Stokes
Dick Feagler, journalist
The Reverend Marvin McMickle, Antioch Baptist Church

Additional Information

Stokes Museum Opens
From the Projects to Politics: The Stokes Brothers (News Feature)
From the Projects to Politics: The Stokes Brothers (Exhibit)
Excerpt from Confused City on a Seesaw by Philip Porter

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