Where the River Burned

In Where the River Burned: Carl Stokes and the Struggle to Save Cleveland  (Cornell University Press, $28.45), University of Cincinnati historian David Stradling and Raleigh News & Observer editor Richard Stradling recount how Carl Stokes, the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city, worked to transform Cleveland in the early 1970s (where pollution set the Cuyahoga River on […]