Carl Stokes' Legacy, Cleveland Refugee Bike Project

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As President Barack Obama, the first African American President ends his historic term, we’ll look at another historic moment in black leadership, Carl Stokes becoming the first African American mayor of a major city. On The Sound of Ideas, we’ll talk with biographer David Stradling, historian Ronnie Dunn and Dean of Tri-C’s Humanities Center, Lauren Onkey about his lasting impact on things like social justice and environmental reform. And we'll hear about a community-wide commemoration of the Stokes legacy kicking off on Friday at The City Club of Cleveland. Then, we’ll talk about the hardship many refugees face and a project aimed at giving refugees a chance to become more independent, called the Cleveland Refugee Bike Project.



-David Stradling, Author, “Where the River Burned: Carl Stokes & the Struggle to Save Cleveland"
-Ronnie Dunn, Associate Professor of Urban Studies, Cleveland State University
-Lauren Onkey, Chair and Dean, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center, Cuyahoga Community College
-Danielle Drake, Community Relations Manager, US Together Inc. Cleveland Office 
-Gentile Uwera, Refugee from Democratic Republic of Congo 
-Tim Kovach, Organizer, Cleveland Refugee Bike Project
-Jim Sheehan, Director, Ohio City Bike Co-op

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