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Carl Stokes
(1927-1996) born on
Jun 21
US mayor, lawyer. He was the first black mayor of a major U.S. city, Cleveland, 1967.
         
   
F
Despite the litany of the sorrows of the city, we must believe in the ability of man to respond to the problems of his environment.

R
[W]hen you realize that people have that sort of feeling about you, that you're going to be some sort of savior from their dilemma, it's very sobering, because it imposes a great responsibility upon you.
A
There is nothing fundamentally wrong with America's cities that money can't cure.
N
When you start dealing with real change you are talking about interferring with those who are in possession of something.
K
I knew my own situation, my own town, and I knew I had it in my hand. Once I got it, I knew I could do things that no civil rights march ever did.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "2,715 One-Line Quotations for Speakers, Writers & Raconteurs," by Edward F. Murphy, 1981.
R: On his 1965 campaign; in "Voices of Freedom," by Henry Hampton, 1990.
A: Interview in "Playboy," Jan 1971.
N: "Promise of Power," 1973.
K: In "The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader," by Clayborne Carson, 1991.
   


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