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Carl B. Stokes' historic 1967 Cleveland mayoral win left a 50-year legacy: Richey Piiparinen and Randell McShepard (Opinion)

The Metropole discusses the "Carl B. Stokes and Black Political Power in Cleveland: A 50-Year Retrospective" seminar and reflects on Carl Stokes and the city image

A story posted on Cleveland.com announced June events planned for the Stokes commemoration.

The Music Box Supper Club and the Cleveland History Center wrapped up the spring season of their Cleveland Stories series with a tribute to Mayor Stokes. Cleveland Jewish News, Cleveland Scene and Cool Cleveland shared news about the event.

A story posted by Cleveland Scene highlighted a performance by the Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word, which created an original piece based on the writings and words of Mayor Stokes and Congressman Stokes.

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s “Black in America” photography exhibit is part of the museum's yearlong observance of the 50th anniversary of the historic election of Mayor Stokes. The Plain Dealer’s Steven Litt said the powerful show “revs the eye, the gut and the soul.” Read his coverage here.

Ideastream hosted a community conversation on the history of the Outhwaite Homes (where Mayor Stokes and Congressman Stokes grew up), public housing in Cleveland and the advocacy of the Stokes brothers on this topic.

A story posted on cleveland.com highlighted May events planned for the Stokes commemoration.

A panel discussion at Tri-C's Metro Campus explored threats to the Voting Rights Act. The discussion was held in conjunction with the “Stokes: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future” Initiative.

Shenise Johnson-Thomas of the United Way of Greater Cleveland and U.S. Air Force veteran Tim Grealis visited the set of “We The People” at WKYC/Channel 3 to discuss an upcoming Stokes commemoration event designed to connect U.S. military veterans with community services. Mayor Stokes and Congressman Stokes both served in the U.S. Army.

Tri-C President Alex Johnson penned a column for Smart Business Cleveland examining how the 50th anniversary commemoration seeks to inspire a new generation of leaders to build on the legacy of advocacy and action created by Mayor Stokes and Congressman Stokes.

A story posted on cleveland.com highlighted April events planned for the Stokes commemoration.

The Square Talk segment on the WKYC/Channel 3 Sunday morning newscast March 5 featured Tri-C President Alex Johnson talking about the yearlong commemoration honoring Mayor Stokes and Congressman Stokes.

A story posted on cleveland.com highlighted March events planned for the Stokes commemoration.

In a guest column for Crain’s Cleveland, Tri-C President Alex Johnson noted the policy achievements of Mayor Carl Stokes — particularly regarding education — that continue to influence and guide Cleveland.

We The People on WKYC/Channel 3 dedicated part of its Feb. 3 show to the Stokes commemoration. Host Tiffany Tarpley talked with Tri-C’s Lauren Onkey about the overall project before getting a “taste” of a future Stokes commemoration event — the Contemporary Soul Food Challenge — courtesy of culinary student Andrea Rashad and Chef Karen Monath.

Tri-C’s Lauren Onkey outlined the Stokes commemoration and what organizers of the initiative hope it accomplishes during a visit to the CBS Radio studios for a chat with Cleveland Connection host Michelle O’Dell.

Dozens of community organizations joined together to make the Stokes commemoration possible in 2017. A cleveland.com story by Karen Farkas highlights that collaboration as well as upcoming events.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said his journey to City Hall began in 1967 with the historic election of Carl Stokes to the office he now holds. In a program launching the 50th anniversary commemoration of Stokes' election, Jackson credited Mayor Stokes and Congressman Louis Stokes for paving the way for him and other African-American leaders. Cleveland.com reporter Sara Dorn shared that story and more in a story and video from the In Their Footsteps event. To view the program and hear the conversation with Mayor Jackson, visit ideastream: City Club Forum - The Legacy of Carl and Louis Stokes

CLE 43 Focus recently turned its attention to the Stokes commemoration as host Harry Boomer welcomed Tri-C’s Alex Johnson and Lauren Onkey to the studio to talk about the initiative and the yearlong series of events.

Cleveland.com and WTAM 1100 AM announced an upcoming program — In Their Footsteps — featuring Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson reflecting on the legacies of Carl and Louis Stokes.

WKYC/Channel 3WTAM/1100 AM and Cleveland Jewish News reported on the announcement of dozens of events already scheduled in 2017 as part of the yearlong Stokes commemoration.

Tri-C’s Alex Johnson and Lauren Onkey recently appeared on Kaleidoscope on WEWS Channel 5 to chat with host Leon Bibb about the yearlong commemoration marking the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes’ historic election as mayor of Cleveland.

The YWCA Greater Cleveland will host It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race – Foundations for Change as part of the yearlong Stokes commemoration. The event will take place 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center at Tri-C’s Eastern Campus in Highland Hills. The discussion will be led by Jane Campbell, the first woman mayor of Cleveland, and her mother, the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, an activist and local leader who helped organize volunteers for the election of Carl Stokes. Fresh Water Cleveland featured the forum in a recent story.

Broadcast report by WKYC/Channel 3 highlights what can be learned through the yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes’ election as mayor of Cleveland.

Report from Kevin Niedermier of WKSU/89.7 FM on the yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes’ election as mayor of Cleveland and how that historic event can be applied to current social challenges.

Legacies of Carl and Louis Stokes to be honored in 2017 - Karen Farkas from Cleveland.com announces the project. 

Carl Stokes Legacy - Sound of Ideas conversation with author David Stradling, historian Ronnie Dunn and Dean Lauren Onkey of Tri-C's Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center about Mayor Stokes' lasting impact on social justice and environmental reform.

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