For the month of October, we’ll be doing a daily series of posts featuring some of the most memorable politicians from the 1950s, 60s, and early 70s. You can see many cool additional images at Boom Underground.
Newsweek, April 14, 1969
Carl Stokes was the mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, from 1968-71. When he was elected he became the first African-American mayor of a major American city. After two terms he moved to New York City, where he became that city’s first African-American TV anchorman, at WNBC-TV.