Markers in Cleveland’s Mt. Pleasant neighborhood honor Carl Stokes, Jim Brown

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CLEVELAND- Cleveland’s Mt. Pleasant neighborhood has created a Heritage Trail to highlight people from the area who have gone on to great success.

At a dedication ceremony before the 11th Congressional District Labor Day Parade on Monday,  an 8-foot marker was unveiled at the corner of East 147th Street and Kinsman Road.

One side honors NFL hall of famer Jim Brown, who used to live in Mt. Pleasant, and the other side honors the first black mayor of a major American city Carl Stokes, who also lived on Kinsman.

“What we started to do and look at is all the historic things and people that were a part of making Mt. Pleasant a historic neighborhood," City Councilman Zack Reed said at the dedication.

"We want to show our young people that what you see now is not where it’s always been and if you dream and you believe and do what these individuals that you see in these markers and believe that you can be the best you can be one day, there may be a historic marker of you.”

This is the first of a series of eight markers planned for the neighborhood.

Stokes marker