http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification 720 XTF Search Results (subject=African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland;subject-join=exact;smode=advanced;brand=default;f1-subject=Political campaigns -- Ohio -- Cleveland.) http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/search?subject%3DAfrican%20Americans%20--%20Ohio%20--%20Cleveland;subject-join%3Dexact;smode%3Dadvanced;brand%3Ddefault;f1-subject%3DPolitical%20campaigns%20--%20Ohio%20--%20Cleveland. Results for your query: subject=African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland;subject-join=exact;smode=advanced;brand=default;f1-subject=Political campaigns -- Ohio -- Cleveland. Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:00:00 GMT Carl Stokes Papers. Stokes, Carl http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4370.xml Carl Stokes (1927-1996) was the Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, from 1967-1971. Stokes was the first African American mayor of a major American city and the first African American Democrat in the Ohio State Legislature, where he served three terms from 1962-1967. As mayor, Stokes launched a number of programs to alleviate the problems of urban decay. Chief among these was Cleveland: NOW!, a joint public and private program with plans to raise $177 million in its first two years to revitalize Cleveland. The program was discredited due to the Glenville Shootout in July, 1968. Under Stokes, Cleveland City Council passed the Equal Employment Opportunity Ordinance, and HUD resumed funding projects aiding in the construction of over 3,000 new low- and middle-income housing units. Stokes became a newscaster with NBC television in 1972, and returned to his law practice in Cleveland in 1980. In 1983, Stokes was elected a municipal court judge. The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, and ne... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4370.xml Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT Frank Lyons Papers. Lyons, Frank http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4249.xml Frank Lyons (1894-1974) was a lawyer, politician and civic leader active in Cleveland, Ohio's African American community. The collection consists of correspondence dealing with Lyons' law career, political involvement, and personal life, as well as organizational records, political campaign files, appointment books and journals, and legal case materials, including discrimination suits Lyons handled for the Future Outlook League and Robert Woodall. The collection pertains to Lyons' political aspirations and activities in various ward clubs, his community service in such organizations as the Urban League, St. Marks Presbyterian Church, and the Woodland Center Neighborhood House, and his discrimination cases. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4249.xml Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT George Forbes Papers. Forbes, Geoge http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5136.xml George L. Forbes (b. 1931) was arguably the most powerful man in Cleveland, Ohio, 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 involve... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5136.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT MS 5433 George Forbes Papers, Series II. George Forbes http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5433.xml 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 ... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5433.xml Mon, 01 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT Stokes Oral History Collection. Cuyahoga Community College, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland State University http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5416.xml Carl Stokes, and his brother Louis, were groundbreaking African-American politicians from Cleveland, Ohio. Carl Stokes became the first black mayor of a major U.S. city when elected in 1967. Louis Stokes was the first African-American congressman from Ohio when he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1968, a position he held for 15 consecutive terms. During Carl Stokes' two mayoral terms, city hall jobs were opened to blacks and women, and a number of urban renewal projects initiated. Between 1983 and 1994 Carl Stokes served as municipal judge, and in 1994 was appointed by President Clinton as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Seychelles. Louis Stokes began his career as a civil rights attorney and helped challenge the Ohio redistricting in 1965 that fragmented African-American voting strength. In 1967, Louis Stokes argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in the Terry v. Ohio case, also known as the "stop-and-frisk" case. In the 1970s, Louis Stokes served as chair of the House Select Committe... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS5416.xml Mon, 01 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT