HONORING THE PAST, INSPIRING THE FUTURE
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Join a year-long, community-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes’ election as mayor of Cleveland and the roles he and his brother, Congressman Louis Stokes, played in the advancement of the city and the nation through the civil rights movement and beyond.
In many ways, Cleveland’s current national and international recognition owes a debt of thanks for their accomplishments. Yet their work is not complete.
For the next 50 years, how can we ensure that social and economic development continues throughout Greater Cleveland, and especially in our core communities? How can we empower young leaders to carry the Stokes vision forward and guide every neighborhood to a vibrant and prosperous future?
These questions and many more will force dialogue and action within our community in 2017.