Stokes: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future

This collection of interviews was conducted by staff at Cuyahoga Community College's Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center as part of a yearlong, community-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes' election as mayor of Cleveland. Mayor Stokes and his brother, Congressman Louis Stokes, played key roles in the advancement of the city and the nation through the civil rights movement and beyond.



  • Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center


  • Steve Bullock
  • Virgil Dominic
  • Shelley Stokes-Hammond
  • Robert Madison
  • Samuel Tidmore
  • Otis Moss
  • Emmitt Theophilus Caviness
  • Charles Lucas
  • Peggy Zone Fisher
  • Norman Krumholz
  • Michael R. White
  • Jane Campbell
  • Frank Jackson
  • Lori Stokes
  • Leon Bibb
  • Alicia Alvarado
  • Jose Feliciano
  • Joan Campbell
  • Jewell Gilbert
  • George L. Forbes
  • Richard Peery
  • Dee Perry
  • Grover C. Gilmore
  • David Stradling
  • Matt Zone
  • Cordell Stokes
  • Mary Rose Oakar
  • Marcia L. Fudge
  • John Lewis
  • Chuck Stokes
  • Carole F. Hoover
  • Brent Larkin
  • Robert Gries
  • Betty Pinkney
  • Ben Stefanski
  • Angela Stokes
  • Albert Ratner


  • Susan Hall
  • Dee Perry
  • Sherrie Tolliver
  • Christine Hickey
  • Lauren Onkey