Carl Burton Stokes was an American politician of the Democratic party who served as the mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. Carl B. Stokes, whose election as the first black mayor of a major city in 1967 became a symbol of a changing America.
Helen Claytor (4/12/1907 - 5/10/2005) was the first African American National President of the YWCA. A YWCA participant since childhood, she had served as National Secretary for Interracial Education and as President of the Grand Rapids MI Chapter before assuming the national presidency in 1967. She took a leading role in drafting the YWCA's purpose which includes the imperative “the elimination of racism wherever it exists and by any means necessary.” #TodayInBlackHistory
Today in Black History, - Thelma Johnson Streat was the first African American woman to have a painting exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, in For more info, check out today's notes!
Andrew Koonce is a master violinist based out of Atlanta. He was named concertmaster of the Georgia Music Association’s All-State Middle School Orchestra. The title goes to the most skilled musician in the section.