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Links to Important African Americans in Politics: Charles V. Carr

February 5, 2013

Charles Velmon Carr is one of the most important yet obscure influential figures of the 20th century.  Not only did he ignite the non-violent civil rights movement for African Americans, but he helped open the doors for fairness for all people in the United States.  CharlesVCarr.com is the main website for more information about Charles V. Carr, aka, “Charlie Carr”.

Buildings Named in honor of  Councilman and Attorney Charles V Carr

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STREET NAMED

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CARL B. STOKES: PROMISES OF POWER mentions Charles V. Carr

http://www.clevelandmemory.org/ebooks/stokes/ch3.html#p56

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PHOTOS

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JET MAGAZINE

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Charles Velmon Carr is  BURIED IN LAKEVIEW CEMETARY, Cleveland, Ohio along with In addition to a president of the United States, Lake View is the final resting place of President James A. Garfield, John D. Rockefeller, Eliot Ness, and Carl B. Stokes; members of President Lincoln’s cabinet, Civil War generals and Revolutionary War soldiers, not to mention twenty-two Cleveland mayors.  On memorials throughout the Cemetery, names like Winton, Sherwin, Morgan, Grasselli, Hughes, Mather, Severance, Bolton, Cushing, Carabelli, Hanna, Crile, Glidden, Blossom, and Brush, all synonymous with Cleveland and the making of America, can be seen.

 

  1. Carr Talk – Cleveland Magazine

    Just then, his friend, attorney and business associate of sorts, Charles V. “Charlie” Carr — who also was the Ward 17 city councilman — walked up to the end of

  2. Middle-Class Blacks in a White Society: Prince Hall Freemasonry in … – Page 55 – Google Books Result

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    William A. Muraskin – 1975 – Social Science

    At his “raising” a number of other members of the Craft were present: Judge F. M. Coleman, Judge Perry Jackson, Councilman Charles V. Carr, Civil Service

  3. Jet – Mar 12, 1964 – Page 13 – Google Books Result

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    Vol. 25, No. 21 – Magazine

    Sixth Congressman: In Cleveland, Ohio, Councilman Charles V. Carr announced for U. S. Congress. In a city with 12 Negro municipal lawmakers, dean Carr

  4. Jet – Apr 6, 1961 – Page 15 – Google Books Result

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    Vol. 19, No. 24 – Magazine

    Seeks ^ Of Cleveland Jobs For Negroes Councilman Charles V. Carr, first Negro majority leader of the Cleveland City Council, offered a patronage formula that

 

 

DAD N MOM AT WHITE HOUSE FOR KENNEDY

 

 

EBONY MAGAZINE

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Election parphinalia

Charles V. Carr

 

Ohio Supreme Court Justice- First Black  Lloyd O. Brown

Charles V Carr and Associates Law Firm

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  1. Cleveland Memory : Search Results

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    and Woodland. Left to right: councilman Craft Carter; Charles V. Carr; Mrs. Carl [Shirley] Stokes; councilman Jack P. Russell; Carl Stokes; and Louis Stokes.”.

  2. City Council – Teaching & Learning Cleveland | Browse Items

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    Charles V. Carr, born in 1903 in Texas, was a civil rights lawyer and Democratic politician in Cleveland.He served as a member of Cleveland City Council from

  3. The Real Deal: Uncharted Waters ahead in the 11th Congressional

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    Oct 17, 2011 – of candidates, including legendary Cleveland City Council majority leader Charles V. Carr, and the ambitious eastside Cleveland councilman

  4. Congressional Record Index (1987) – CARR, CHARLES V.

    U.S. Government Printing Office, http://www.gpo.gov] CARR, CHARLES V. Articles Charles Carr Dies, RTA Power, Ex-Councilman, 12730 [18MY] Forerunner of

  5. Encyclopedia of Cleveland History:CARR, CHARLES VELMON

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    CARR, CHARLES VELMON (9 October 1903-30 Apr. 1987) influential Democratic member of Cleveland City Council and promoter of black civil rights, was born his wife, Hortense Leverett Carr, daughters Carole J. Bush, Cathleen V. Willis

  6. Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging: Mythbuster Louis Stokes

    sat at the feet of people like John O. Holly of the Future Outlook League, W.O Walker, publisher of the Call and Post, Charles V. Carr, Councilman Jimmy Bell.

  7. Political Elections – Cleveland Memory : Search Results

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    Item 41 – 60 of 87 – Left to right: councilman Craft Carter; Charles V. Carr; Mrs. Carl [Shirley] Stokes; councilman Jack P. Russell; Carl Stokes; and Louis Stokes.”.

  8. THE PEOPLE SPEAK – Tags: QUOTATIONS CARR, Charles

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    The article presents quotes from Charles V. Carr, James H. Bell, and Paul J. Degrandis The article focuses on African American lawyer and councilman Leo A.

  9. society posts by Sarah V. | Gather

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    March 05, 2009 02:29 PM EST — Charles V. Carr: incredible person The Man and the Legend He was known as “The Dean” of city council. During his almost 40

  10. Sarah V.’s Posts | Gather

    March 05, 2009 02:29 PM EST — Charles V. Carr: incredible person The Man and the Legend He was known as “The Dean” of city council. During his almost 40

    1. The Community Connector: Spring 2003 – BBC Development

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      Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. 3226 E. 93rd Street Please call Councilman Jackson’s office to confirm all ….. and Charles V. Carr. Following our motto

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      Here – American Bar Foundation

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      Nov 9, 2010 – The two councilmen who would lend their names to. Cleveland’s ordinance, Harry Jaffe (Ward 25) and Charles V. Carr (Ward 17), each

    3. Don Scott: bowler, entrepreneur, party host, dies at age 82

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      Jan 19, 2010 – His lawyer was Charles V. Carr, Cleveland councilman. Scott took a liking to Carr’s secretary, Velma Rose. At first, Rose thought the client was

      1. BAKER, JOSEPH V. (JOSEPH VAUDREY), 1908-1993. Joseph

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        Gilliam, Warren, Councilman (Cleveland, Ohio) with Rowena Gordon, Charles. V. Carr and Mayor Ralph Locher. 4. 7. Gilmore, Shields G., Jr., Knights of Peter

      2. Mayors – Cleveland Memory : Search Results

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        Item 1 – 20 of 40 – Left to right: councilman Craft Carter; Charles V. Carr; Mrs. Carl [Shirley] Stokes; councilman Jack P. Russell; Carl Stokes; and Louis Stokes.”.

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        Oracle Sep 49.pdf – 6th District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

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        Charles V. Carr is in his sec- ond term as city councilman from. Ward 17. His legislature and civic capacities, along with his vote-getting abilities, have marked

      4. Lucie Campbell: Songwriter,Activist,Evangelist,… | Gather

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        13 posts – Feb 10, 2008

        Charles V. Carr: The Man and the Legend He was known as “The Dean” of city council. During his almost 40 years as a Cleveland Councilman,

        1. EmoryFindingAids : Joseph Vaudrey Baker papers, 1935-1974

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          4, 2, Bradley, Tom, with office staff, Los Angeles City Council [Photographer: Williams 4, 3, Carr, Charles V., Quincy Savings and Loan (Cleveland, Ohio)

        2. African American History in Cleveland

          Cleveland Magazine article about Charles V. Carr. “Charlie Carr, city councilman for 30 years, got his start by promising to protect the numbers racket.

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          The Community Ledger ~ Fall 2012 – Cleveland City Council

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          Phyllis E. Cleveland • Councilwoman, Ward 5. FALL 2012 and Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. for their The support of the City of Cleveland and Councilwoman Officials of the Charles R. Drew Academy are encouraging high- …. Fax: 216-664-3837. Email: council5@clevelandcitycouncil.org. V isit w w w .C le

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          The Community Ledger ~ Winter 2013 – Cleveland City Council

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          Jan 4, 2013 – The Community Ledger. Phyllis E. Cleveland • Councilwoman, Ward 5 Cleveland City Council to ratify the Cleveland. Transformation Plan …. Charles R. Drew Academy …. 216-664-3837. Email: council5@clevelandcitycouncil.org. V isit w w w .C le Last fall Burten, Bell, Carr Development,. Inc. opened

          Read the ebook Negro year book : a review of events affecting

          City Councilman Cincinnati, Ohio: Jesse O. Locker Cleveland, Ohio: Charles V. Carr (D): Harold T. Gassaway (R); Augustus C. Parker (R) Louisville, Ky.

          Teaching & Learning Cleveland | Charles Velmon Carr, 1940

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          Charles V. Carr, born in 1903 in Texas, was a civil rights lawyer and Democratic politician in Cleveland.He served as a member of Cleveland City Council from

          Negro population in Greater Cleveland, 1837-1958 :: Cleveland

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          In New York City, Negro City Councilman Earl Brown opposes con-struction of …… 10 – Lowell A. Henry (D) 11 – Jean Capers (D) 12 – Theodore M. Williams (D) 17 – Charles V– CaiT Carr is chairman of Council’s permanent utilities committee.

          George Forbes — An Obsession with Power – Cleveland Magazine

          He keeps watch over the system through board member Charles V. Carr, the octogenarian dean of black politics and former city councilman. He also expects the

          1. Cleveland Memory : Search Results

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            Item 1 – 20 of 199 – Left to right: councilman Craft Carter; Charles V. Carr; Mrs. Carl [Shirley] Stokes; councilman Jack P. Russell; Carl Stokes; and Louis Stokes.”.

          2. Chapter 3, Promises of Power: How To Get Elected by White People

            The back-room maneuverings of city councilmen pad the pockets of a few and affect little. The protest ….. I turned to Charles V. Carr to deliver that. Some ten

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            Journal of Black Studies – Freedom Archives

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            Aug 2, 2001 – m a V. N. O a cc. _’ c fr ct x ct. Cr a` a _’ c ct cp. 0 C. C O c0 m0 v. cN. N ….. Ward 17 incumbent black councilman Charles Carr, leader of the

           

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Charles V. Carr: The Man and the Legend

November 5, 2008

He was known as “The Dean” of city council.  During his almost 40 years as a Cleveland Councilman, Carr had seen many Mayors come and go and political figures retire and become extinct.

There was hardly a democratic and even some republican politicians that he did not help to win public office during his active political career.  At all levels of government, candidates would vie for his support in seeking public office.  City, county, state and federal office seekers came to him for his support in gaining votes, finances and direction in making their campaigns successful.

Throughout his career, Carr had been concerned about one thing, his people.  He had been held in high esteem by all who knew him.  Once in a newspaper article, George Forbes, former Cleveland City Council President revealed that in his early days in council, it was Carr he had to rely on to keep city council in hand.

Charles Car was a democrat when it was unpopular to be a democrat.  His efforts and loyalty to the democratic party resulted in his being labeled  as a left winger since at the time Black people were still embracing the party of Lincoln.  By the early 1960’s he was named the majority leader.  Charles Carr had become like a roman gladiator in the field of politics.  He was a notable name in the Kennedy administration, which had considered him for an ambassador’s slot.

Think also of the good he did for the Black community as President and Chief Executive Officer of the old Quincy Savings and Loan Association.  As such, he saw to it that Black homeowners were able to obtain mortgages that they had heretofore been denied.  The many Black churches he helped save by providing them with the funds for building, they so desperately needed and were unable to obtain otherwise.

He obtained scholarships and grants for many young people and assisted others in the rehabilitation they needed who had criminal records.

As a major stockholder and Chief legal council for Supreme Life Insurance Company he saw to it that his company’s money assisted the Black community on a regional scale.  He provided protection and funds to Blacks that were not obtainable elsewhere.

While serving on the Board of the Regional Transit Authority, Carr saw to it that minority contractors be given a fair share of the regional contracts.  Some of those contracts exceeded 20% to minorities.

It was Charles V. Carr who almost single handedly stopped the Cleveland Police Department from running wild in the Black community by inappropriately frisking women and breaking into homes without warrants for search and seizure.

It was Charles V. Carr who walked the picket lines with some of the better white community leaders insisting that Blacks get jobs in the Woodland Market, the Quincy Movie Theater, The Ohio Bell telephone Company and the East Ohio Gas Company.

Charles Carr withstood the test of his times and repeatedly rose victorious against countless opponents.  For his efforts and example, he had streets and buildings named after him, and sat on the board of many major corporations.

“Charlie” Carr, a name he never liked but tolerated as being politically expedient, was a highly skilled parlimentarian.  The Cleveland Plain Dealer even acknowledged that, “He knows all the players and comes up with the decisions that will work, he’s the Old Fox, there’s no one better.”

Ohio State Supreme Court Judge Lloyd O. Brown said, “It can truly be said that he beat the odds in his climb to the top.  Many of us can identify with the handicaps caused to one with black skin.  However, not too many persons did or could have climbed to the heights this man did.  Charles Carr, who has walked with kings and yet had been a servant to even the poorest of people, was a councilman for over 30 years.  His major weapon was his mind and his dedication to serving Black people.  As a lawyer and a master politician he has beaten the greatest of odds.”

A sometimes controversial figure, Charles V. Carr had always been able to change with the times.  His life, his struggles, his cause, his commitment can give us all hope, added dimension, better insight and higher goals to achieve.  Believe it or not, there is much more to this great mans public, religious and private life.  I have only highlighted some of my proudest moments here.   Let us honor Charles V. Carr, the man and the legend.

Published by Mirror Mirror Production

Amusement Park Bias In Cleveland Outlawed by Ordinance introduced by Charles V. Carr

November 4, 2008

“Many believe this to be the nation’s first Civil Rights Legislation.”

Rufus J. Allen, Registered Public Accountant

He fought hard for a legislation until 1946 when the Euclid Beach Mandate was passed prohibiting any amusement center in the city from racial segregation and discrimination with the loss of license as the penalty…”

Cleveland Plain Dealer

On Monday, September 16,  1946 Atty. Charles V. Carr, Cleveland City Councilman introduced an emergency ordinance designed to outlaw discriminatory practices in Cleveland amusement parks at a council meeting.

This action grew our of a series of assaults and battery charges brought before city courts against Euclid Beach  policemen.  Carr took the matter up with Mayor Thomas E. Burke, and his Amity Council, in the Mayor’s office and suggested the ruling that will be applied to all public parks.

Many believe this to be the nation’s first Civil Rights Legislation.”

Rufus J. Allen

Registered Public Accountant

Charles V. Carr :The God Father of Black American Politicians

August 4, 2007

By John Bustamante, former Chairman, First Bank

First published March 1982 in , A Salute to Charles V. Carr: Highlights involving the life story of a great man.

Charles V. Carr was not only a legend in Cleveland— he is a man for all seasons.  While his political accomplishments, public services, his early stance as defender of human civil rights are well known–there is another Charles V. Carr that many of the young people do not know and it may have slipped the memory of some of others.

I was Chairman of First Bank and am particularly proud of  Charles Carr as a pioneer in the field of economics.  I became a student of his philosophy after realizing some of his immeasurable achievements.   He blazed the trail for Blacks in establishing a savings and loan association an insurance company a credit union and several businesses. I salute him for his knowledge and power of persuasion in bringing Blacks together and holding them together.

John Bustamante