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Cleveland: The New Stokes

After taking office as the first Negro mayor of a major U.S. city, Cleveland's Carl Stokes disappointed even his most loyal supporters. His first five months...

CITIES: Carl Stokes Drops Out

With Cleveland's mayoral election coming up this fall, the telegrammed invitations to dinner at Mayor Carl Stokes' were not unusual. After cocktails and a...

Nation: Rematch in Cleveland

Cleveland, whose population is only 35% Negro, in 1965 came within a hairsbreadth of becoming the first major U.S. city to elect a Negro mayor. It may still be...

Cities: Fiasco in Cleveland

Since 1967, when Carl Stokes became the first black mayor of a major U.S. city, his greatest failing has been law enforcement. The Cleveland police force has...

Elections: The Real Black Power

(See Cover) "Hey! We got ourselves a mayor!" cried a white college student from New York. "We did it! We did it!" exulted a middle-aged Negro man. "Amen,...

POLITICS: An Urban Quartet

Like oracles reading the entrails of the lamb, politicians of all persuasions will dissect the results of next week's big-city mayoralty races. Some of the...

Nation: THE CITY: BLACK POWER IN OFFICE

BOTH men won election by paperthin majorities. As the first Negro mayors of large U.S. cities, both realized that their opposition would be deepseated, however...

Democrats: Waiting for an Alternative

Waiting for an Alternative Flashing his brightest smile, Cleveland's Mayor Carl Stokes shouted to the Negro youths in the Hough ghetto: "Who's gonna be the...

POLITICS: In Search of a Black Strategy

The meetings have been quiet, some of them almost secret. The participants have included virtually every important black leader in the U.S., among them Julian...

Show Business: His Honor at Six

To news executives of New York City's WNBC-TV it was no secret that their 6 o'clock news show was running a Muskie-like third behind the local ABC and CBS shows...

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