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.
The Mayor and the People-Carl B. Stokes / A Black Suite for String Quartet and Jazz Orchestra by Oliver Nelson (1970)
One side of this album was a press conference held by Stokes, the other side featured music by Oliver Nelson
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.