Discover the lives of Carl and Louis Stokes — two local men with an international impact — during a program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, at our Main Branch.

The Stokes brothers grew up in Cleveland. Carl Stokes became the city’s first Black mayor. Meanwhile, Louis Stokes served 15 consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. Both created pathways, policies and programs that advanced civil rights and promoted urban issues.

A speaker from the Western Reserve Historical Society will explore their life stories. The program is free to attend. Due to limited space, registration is required. Sign up online or call us 440-255-8811 ext. 1.

By the way, if you’re interested in local history, we’ve hosted several programs about it – many of which can be viewed in their entirety on our YouTube channel – including: