[Cleveland, Ohio]: . Item #1849
Two items: unused bumper sticker measuring 3” x 15” and celluloid pin with a 1½” diameter. Sticker near fine with light edge wear and three pin holes; pin very good plus with oxidized verso. Carl Stokes, the first African American mayor of a major city, announced a plan to revitalize Cleveland's inner city on May 1, 1968. Cleveland: Now! Was a public/private partnership with a goal of raising and spending $1.5 billion over 10 years. The goals were initially met but July 23, 1968 saw the notorious Glenville shootout where black radicals exchanged fire with the Cleveland police, leading to the deaths of three of the police officers. The program was thwarted before it had a chance at realization when it was learned that one of the suspects received money from it. While OCLC locates neither item, Case Western Reserve's archive on the program shows a box of promotional materials which may contain similar items. Vivid reminders of a valiant effort to improve inner city Cleveland, which failed due to tragedy. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics.