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Grave site ceremony for the late Carl B. Stokes as the first Black mayor of a major metropolitan city when elected to lead Cleveland in 1967, sponsored by the Carl Stokes Brigade, is today, April 22, from 3:00-5:00 pm, Lakeview Cemetary, 12316 Euclid Ave in Cleveland

Carl B. Stokes, who became the first Black mayor of a major metropolitan city when he was elected mayor of the City of Cleveland in 1967 CLEVELAND, Ohio-The Carl Stokes Brigade will hold its 16th Annual Grave Site Commemoration services for the late Carl B. Stokes, the first Black mayor of a major metropolitan city, on Sun. April 22 from 3:00-5:00 pm at  Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland, 12316 Euclid Ave. The event is free and open to the public, and the contact for the ceremony is Marva Patterson at 216-334-7013. Led by David Patterson with other long term affiliates such as former Brigade president and prior Cleveland School Board Member Genevieve Mitchell, Bert Jennings, Ada Averyhart, Donnie Pastard, Terri Tolefree, George Edwards and opera singer Clarence Marshall, the Brigade is a grassroots entity that says its mission is to fight for the little people of Cuyahoga County and elsewhere, and for changes in public policy for the betterment of the greater Cleveland communit