Nov 1, 2021
Nov 1, 2021

Portrait of Carl Stokes visiting rundown neighborhood

Portrait of Carl Stokes visiting rundown neighborhood

c. 1978

Gelatin silver print, resin coated

Image: 16.5 x 21.6 cm (6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)

Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg 2021.219


Did you know?

Carl Stokes, Cleveland’s mayor from 1968 to 1971, was the first Black mayor of any major American city.


Carl Stokes (1927–1996) was born in Cleveland and raised in the city’s first federally funded housing project for the poor. After completing his term as mayor of Cleveland, Stokes became a New York-based correspondent for NBC News. He is seen here in the process of taping a news special on “Violence in America.”

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