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Louis and Carl Stokes rose from the poverty of life in the projects of urban Cleveland to the high-ranking political offices of long term Congressman and Mayor of Cleveland.

The virtual exhibit and website tell the stories of how Carl and Louis Stokes "became somebody" and how they truly became American political heroes.

 
WVIZ Stokes video
 
 
WCPN radio program
 
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