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via Fox8:

The Western Reserve Historical Society is inviting the community to join in the celebration of the career and life of Cleveland’s influential politicians.

Once named the most powerful person in the history of Cleveland City Council, George Forbes is definitely a legend in his own right.

The 87-year-old made a rare public appearance Wednesday, announcing a much-anticipated celebration weekend in Cleveland next month.

But that’s not all, Forbes will be attending a news conference at the Western Reserve Historical Society on East Boulevard, where organizers announced Forbes’ donation of documents and records he collected during his 60-year political career.

The papers will be added to the historical society’s archive of local and regional history and will create a rare research opportunity for those interested in the role of African-Americans in Cleveland politics.

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