Browse Interviews 38 total

  • Collection: Stokes: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future

Sister Alvarado and Jose Feliciano are both active in the Hispanic community. She was only a junior in High School when she worked in a storefront campaign office to help Carl Stokes run for Mayor. He made history by becoming Cleveland's first Hispanic chief prosecuting attorney. This 2017 interview was collected as part of a yearlong,…

As a toddler, Leon Bibb’s family moved to Cleveland from Alabama. Bibb went away to college, served in the Army in Vietnam, and began a career in television news. In 1979, he returned to Cleveland to stay and worked as a TV news reporter and anchor until his 2017 retirement. This 2017 interview was collected as part of a yearlong, community-wide…

Lori Stokes is the youngest child of Louis Stokes. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Howard University and is a morning television anchor in New York City. This 2017 interview was collected as part of a yearlong, community-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes' election as mayor of Cleveland.

Frank Jackson was first elected Mayor of Cleveland in 2005, after serving 15 years in the City Council. As Mayor, Jackson kept the city solvent during a deep recession shortly after he took office. He has welcomed police reform, and has led a plan to transform Cleveland's public schools. This 2017 interview was collected as part of a yearlong,…

Jane Campbell is a native Clevelander. She has the distinction of being Cleveland's first female mayor, serving from 2002 to 2006. She also served in Ohio's House of Representatives from 1985 to 1996. This 2017 interview was collected as part of a yearlong, community-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes' election as mayor of…

Michael White is from the Glenville area. While studying at The Ohio State University he was Student Union President. White was campaign manager for Louis Stokes’ Congressional Campaign, also serving on Cleveland City Council. White was mayor of Cleveland from 1990-2002. This 2017 interview was collected as part of a yearlong, community-wide…

Milton Maltz founded the Maltz Communications Company, which owned radio and TV stations across the U. S. After selling the firm, Mr. Maltz developed the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood, Ohio and the Spy Museum in Washington, D. C. In this brief 2017 soundbite, Maltz warmly shares some of the special qualities that made Lou Stokes a…

Norman Krumholtz was born in Passaic, New Jersey. He served as the City of Cleveland’s planning director under Mayors Carl Stokes, Ralph Perk and Dennis Kucinich. He also served on the Cleveland City Planning Commission. This 2017 interview was collected as part of a yearlong, community-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes'…

Peggy Zone Fisher is a native Clevelander. She is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Diversity Center NEO. Zone-Fisher’s parents both served as Cleveland City Council members in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood on Cleveland’s west side. This 2017 interview was collected as part of a yearlong, community-wide commemoration of the…

Reverend Charles Lucas, Jr., was born in Wheeling, West Virginia. He is the pastor of St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church. During the 1970s he was president of the Cleveland Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). This 2017 interview was collected as part of a yearlong, community-wide…

Reverend Emmitt Theophilus Caviness is a native of Marshall, Texas. He is the pastor of Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church and the president of the Cleveland chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Caviness served as a commissioner in the Stokes Administration. This 2017 interview was collected as part of a yearlong, community-wide…

Otis Moss was born in Georgia in 1935. Before graduating from Morehouse College he became a Minister. He moved to Cleveland in 1975 to pastor Olivet Institutional Baptist. He worked with Martin Luther King Jr. and has spent his life working for civil rights and social justice. This 2017 interview was collected as part of a yearlong, community-wide…

Samuel Tidmore was an aide to Louis Stokes during his early years in Congress. Tidmore is a former NFL linebacker who played for the Cleveland Browns in 1962 and 1963. He later became a business consultant and an owner of fast food franchises. This 2017 interview was collected as part of a yearlong, community-wide commemoration of the 50th…

Robert Madison was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1923. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University and Harvard, he was the first black man to become a registered architect in Ohio. He opened his firm in Cleveland in 1954 and has worked on major projects locally and worldwide. This 2017 interview was collected as part of a yearlong, community-wide…

Shelley Stokes-Hammond is the oldest daughter of Louis Stokes. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Goucher College. She is a historic preservationist, author and public relations manager at Howard University. This 2017 interview was collected as part of a yearlong, community-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes'…

Virgil Dominic was born in Oklahoma. He is a retired television News Director and General Manager. Dominic is an inductee in the Cleveland Broadcasters Hall of Fame; Cleveland Press Club; Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame; Associated Press Hall of Fame and UPI Hall of Fame. This 2017 interview was collected as part of a yearlong, community-wide…

Steven Bullock was born in North Carolina. He was the CEO of the Greater Cleveland Chapter of the American Red Cross. After retirement Bullock founded the Bullock Group, a management consulting company for non-profit and public institutions. This 2017 interview was collected as part of a yearlong, community-wide commemoration of the 50th…

Walter Beach III was born in Pontiac, Michigan. He served as the director for Council for Youth Opportunities during the administration of mayor Carl Stokes. Beach played defensive back for the 1964 World Championship Cleveland Browns football team. He is a lawyer and author. This 2017 interview was collected as part of a yearlong, community-wide…