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Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Carl B. Stokes

1927-1996

 
 
Carl B. Stokes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 28, 2008
1. Carl B. Stokes Marker
Inscription.  First African American mayor of a major metropolitan area from 1967-1971 after serving in the Ohio House for six years. Elected municipal judge in 1983, appointed U.S. ambassador to the Republic of the Seychelles in 1994, first black anchor to broadcast television news in New York City for WNBC-TV.
 
Erected by Lake View Cemetery.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesCommunications. A significant historical year for this entry is 1983.
 
Location. 41° 30.858′ N, 81° 35.733′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker can be reached from Euclid Avenue (U.S. 20). Marker is in Lake View Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rufus Dunham (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry A. Sherwin (about 600 feet away); Ernest R. Ball (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of the Teachers and Children Who Lost Their Lives in the Collinwood School Fire (approx. 0.2 miles
Carl B. Stokes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 28, 2008
2. Carl B. Stokes Marker
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away); Joseph Carabelli (approx. ¼ mile away); L. Pearl Mitchell (approx. ¼ mile away); Adella Prentiss Hughes (approx. 0.3 miles away); Raymond J. "Chappie" Chapman (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Carl B. Stokes grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 28, 2008
3. Carl B. Stokes grave marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,041 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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