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Carl B. Stokes... First African-American Mayor of a large U.S. city...



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November 9, 1967

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, November 9, 1967

* Carl  B. Stokes becomes 1st African-American mayor of a large U.S. city
* Elected mayor of Cleveland, Ohio
* Richard G. Hatcher becomes 1st African American mayor of Gary, Indiana


The front page has a four column heading: "Negro Elected Mayor in Gary, Ind.; Stokes Apparent Victor in Cleveland" First report coverage on the surprise victories of Carl B. Stokes in the race for mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. Richard D. Hatcher, an African-American as well, was also declared the winner in Gary, Indiana's mayoral race. It was the first time 2 African Americans won the mayoral race in cities with a population of more than 100,000.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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