Rediscovered Recording Sheds Light On First Black Mayor Of Major U.S. CityPlay
Clevelanders are choosing the next mayor of their city Tuesday. The fact that both candidates are African American isn't surprising. But it was a different story 50 years ago, when Carl Stokes became the first black man to be elected mayor of a major American city.
That achievement was celebrated in a little-known musical album that was recently rediscovered. David C. Barnett (@DCBstream) from WCPN ideastream takes us back to the recording studio.
This segment aired on November 7, 2017.