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Carl and Louis Stokes - From Projects to Politics

    When:  6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Where:  Shore Room

Two brothers from Cleveland, Ohio, helped reshape American history.  Carl Stokes became the first African-American mayor of a major American city.  His brother Louis was the first African-American US Congressman from Ohio, serving for fifteen consecutive terms.  Together, they, along with others, created pathways, policies and programs that advanced civil rights, promoted urban issues, and helped to make the United States a more equitable nation.  The presentation from the Western Reserve Historical Society features video and audio clips, which help to tell their story.