Interview with Carl Stokes
QUESTION 21
LOUIS MASSIAH:

Okay, just, very briefly, could you just talk about those local organizations, uh, Afroset, you began with organized labor, Afroset, and the Black clergy. Could you talk about the, the local groups that came together in coalition to support the, um, campaign in '67?

CARL STOKES:

The combination of forces here that, uh, were most responsible for my election in 1967 was first the Black clergy who had felt affronted by the way in which they had been treated by Mayor Locher and who almost unanimously, Baptist, Protestant and otherwise, um, combined to lead the campaign and virtually made each of their churches a, a political campaign committee of themselves. But they were joined by such liberal labor organizations such as the United Auto Wor...

LOUIS MASSIAH:

Stop.