The politician Carl Stokes died at the age of 68. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Former mayor of Cleveland, Ohio who became the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city in 1967. He also served as the
United States Ambassador to Seychelles from 1994 to 1995.
He was raised in the Outhwaite Homes, Cleveland’s first federally funded housing project for the poor.
He became the first black anchorman in New York City when he took a job with television station WNBC-TV in 1972.
"My style will be management by being on the street, management by walking around. Third persons won't have to tell me what's going on in our city. I'll hear it, I'll see it, I'll touch it myself."Carl Stokes
"What has been happening the last four years in City Hall is that they have been closing recreation centers, closing libraries. We have not looked after our children in City Hall."Carl Stokes