720 XTF Search Results (subject=African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland;subject-join=exact;smode=advanced;brand=default;f1-subject=African American politicians -- Ohio -- Cleveland);subject-join%3Dexact;smode%3Dadvanced;brand%3Ddefault;f1-subject%3DAfrican%20American%20politicians%20--%20Ohio%20--%20Cleveland Results for your query: subject=African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland;subject-join=exact;smode=advanced;brand=default;f1-subject=African American politicians -- Ohio -- Cleveland Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT George A. Myers papers ... cover the period from 1893 to 1929: [Announcement of the gift of Mrs. Dorothy Myers Grantham to the Ohio Historical Society]. Myers, George A., 1859-1930 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Louis Stokes Scrapbooks. Stokes, Louis Louis Stokes (b. 1925) served in the United States House of Representatives from the 21st and 11th congressional districts of Ohio from 1968-1999, representing the east side of Cleveland and several of its suburbs. The first African American from Ohio to serve in the House of Representatives, Stokes chaired the House Select Committee on Assassinations, the Ethics Committee, the House Intelligence Committee, and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs, HUD and independent agencies as well as work on the House Select Committee on Covert Arms Transactions with Iran. He was also a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the dean of the Ohio Congressional Delegation. The collection consists of 31 volumes containing mostly newspaper articles and clippings but also including awards, certificates, Congressional Record excerpts, editorials, invitations, magazine articles, newsletters, pamphlets, press releases, programs, and other such material. There is also an external... Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT MS 5433 George Forbes Papers, Series II. George Forbes George L. Forbes (b. 1931) was arguably the most powerful man in Cleveland politics during the 1970s and 1980s. His position as the President of Cleveland City Council from 1974-1989 was crucial in the relationships he formed with mayors Dennis Kucinich and George Voinovich which were sometimes contentious. He also used this prominent position to promote civil rights and minority-owned businesses. Forbes was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1931, coming to the Cleveland area in the 1950s to earn his degrees from Baldwin Wallace College in 1957 and the Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1961. A lawyer by profession, Forbes was admitted to both the Ohio and Federal Bars in 1962. In 1963 he was elected to Cleveland City Council, where he served for 27 years. He assisted Carl B. Stokes in his mayoral runs, helped to establish the 21st District Congressional Caucus to improve race relations within the Democratic party, and formed the first African-American law firm in Cleveland. He was also involved in a ... Mon, 01 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT