B. Kenneth McGee
Louisburg, NC (BlackNews.com) - Forty years ago in 1967, Carl B. Stokes was elected the first Black Mayor of a major American City. I was the operations manager of that campaign along with my partner, Geraldine Williams. In 1965, Stokes had run and almost won in a city that was 70% white and 30% Black. In 1965 he had come so close to winning that there was a recount. His victory in '67 was hailed as one the greatest moments in the civil rights struggle and also a triumph of the brotherhood of man.