"Carl Burton Stokes" was an United States of America/American politician of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic party who served as the 51st List of Mayors of Cleveland, Ohio/mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. Elected on November 7, 1967, but taking office on January 1, 1968, he was the first black mayor of a major United States/U.S. city (although he was elected after Richard G. Hatcher). Fellow Ohioan Robert C. Henry was the first black mayor of any U.S. city (Springfield, elected 1966).If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous politicians! More Carl Stokes on Wikipedia.