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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...

Bright City Lights

The last revolution in America's city halls began in 1967 with the election of Carl Stokes as Cleveland's first black mayor. In the next two decades, hundreds of...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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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