Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties: The Election of Carl Stokes

Susan Hall provides an inside look at the man who shaped Cleveland

Susan L. Hall

Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties: The Election of Carl Stokes

May 31, 2017

7 pm

Music Box Supper Club Rusty Anchor, 1148 Main Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113

Cleveland Stories takes you back 50 years to the historic election of Carl Stokes, the first African-American mayor of any major city. Not only did Stokes break important ground, but he laid out an agenda that’s to this day incorporated into Cleveland’s foundation. Many say his two terms as our mayor changed the course of this city’s history. Join Director of Community Relations & Curator at the Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society Susan L. Hall for an inside look at the man who shaped Cleveland.

Speaker:
Susan L. Hall is Director of Community Relations & Curator at the Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society. As part of Stokes: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future community project, she is curating the upcoming “Carl & Louis Stokes: Making History” exhibit that opens on November 2, 2017 at the Cleveland History Center. Susan joined the CHC/WRHS in 2005 as the Associate Curator for the African American History Collection and served as curator for the exhibits “Carl & Louis Stokes: From The Projects to Politics” and “Through the Lens of Allen E. Cole.”  Susan is also the President of Hall Creative Productions, her own company that creates public art historic markers and produces community events. The historic markers tell the stories and histories of people through pictures and text and have been installed in the Mt. Pleasant and Union Miles neighborhoods.

Event Schedule:
5 pm: Doors open
7 pm: Program starts

This event is free and open to the public; however, there is a Pre-Fixe meal option ($20) which includes Wedge Salad, Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwich Au Jus with Fries and Chocolate Mousse.

To register: Music Box Supper Club

Sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves, Teaching Cleveland