Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host a discussion of the legacy of Congressman Louis Stokes, Thursday, October 13 at 5 p.m. The lecture corresponds with the publication of Stokes’ memoir, The Gentleman from Ohio, in September.
Congressman Stokes, a 1953 graduate of C|M|LAW, passed away in August 2015 at the age of 90. A 15-term Congressman representing Cleveland’s East Side, Stokes was the first black congressman in Ohio and headed the Congressional Black Caucus. The event will feature discussion of Terry v. Ohio, the landmark United States Supreme Court case argued by Stokes first in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, and then all the way to the United States Supreme Court.
Congressman Stokes’ daughter Lori Stokes, co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning on WABC-TV in New York City, and his grandson Brett Hammond, a prosecutor in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, will speak at the program. The panel of speakers also includes David Chanoff, a prominent non-fiction author and the co-author of The Gentleman from Ohio.
The 90-minute program is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception and author book signing. Preregistration is not required.
- Lori Stokes, daughter of Louis Stokes and co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning on WABC-TV in New York City
- Brett Hammond, grandson of Louis Stokes and prosecutor in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office
- David Chanoff, noted non-fiction author and co-author of Representative Stokes' memoir, The Gentleman from Ohio
Lee Fisher, Interim Dean and Visiting Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Jonathan Witmer-Rich, the Joseph C. Hostetler--BakerHostetler Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
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