Immerse yourself in the stories and lives of Northeast Ohio’s past and present heroes when you sign up for CHC’s live Zoom presentation and walkthrough of Carl & Louis Stokes: Making History, an exhibit that honors Mayor Carl B. Stokes and his brother, Congressman Louis Stokes.
In this free program, guests are invited to explore the exhibit in a guided virtual tour, where we will be discussing the political careers of Carl and Louis Stokes in light of broader issues of African-American and American urban history. While the exhibit celebrates the achievements of Carl and Louis Stokes, it also uses their experiences to reflect on and explore topics such as the Civil Rights Movement, social and economic disparity and the rise and importance of heroes and exemplars.
Tours will be held at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Admission is free, but registration is required in order to access the Zoom link. You may register and select your tour time below.
About Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at WRHS
Every year, the Cleveland History Center (CHC), headquarters of the Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS), commemorates and celebrates the history, spirit, and life of one of America’s greatest heroes of social justice and equality – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year, the CHC continues it’s commitment by creating a unique online Martin Luther King, Jr. Day experience. Enjoy this curated collection of free digital programs, activities, and content you can safely explore from home! Click here to learn more.