Believe in Cleveland

See a contemporary performance that celebrates the Stokes brothers

Believe in Cleveland

June 10, 2017

5-6 pm

Allen Theater, 1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115

In collaboration with Karamu House and Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), Playhouse Square will commemorate the 50-year anniversary of Carl Stokes taking office as the first African-American Mayor of a major American city in the Unites States. 

The concept of the collaboration, which is titled “Believe in Cleveland” after Mayor Stokes’ inaugural speech, is to  present a contemporary performance with a historical perspective that both celebrates the achievements of Carl Stokes and also looks to the future by inspiring young voices of CMSD to carry his legacy forward.

The presentation will incorporate the spoken word and live music to convey Mayor Stokes’ aspirations and accomplishments, and will feature CMSD students and other community voices to ultimately total 50 voices strong. The event will be free to the public.