Frank Jackson was first elected Mayor of Cleveland in 2005, after serving 15 years in the City Council. As Mayor, Jackson kept the city solvent during a deep recession shortly after he took office. He has welcomed police reform, and has led a plan to transform Cleveland's public schools. This 2017 interview was collected as part of a yearlong, community-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes' election as mayor of Cleveland.
Jackson, Frank (interviewee)
Perry, Dee (interviewer)
Stokes: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future
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"Frank Jackson interview, 21 August 2017" (2017). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 501024.