Reflections on the Life of the Late Congressman Louis Stokes

12/5/16

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

$25

King Arts Complex, The

867 Mt. Vernon Ave., Columbus, OH 43203

(614) 464-1032

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The late Louis Stokes was a giant in Ohio politics and a significant figure in the U.S. Congress. When he arrived at the House of Representatives in 1969, he was one of only six African-Americans. When he retired 30 years later, he had chaired the House Special Committee on the Kennedy and King assassinations, the House Ethics Committee during Abscam, and the House Intelligence Committee during Iran-Contra. His daughter, Lori Stokes, a news anchor with WABC-TV in New York, and Tony Sanfilippo, director of the Ohio State University Press, which published The Gentleman from Ohio, join Thurber House for an evening of conversation on this remarkable man. The book, written by Stokes and David Chanoff, chronicles the momentous events in the life and legacy of Ohio's first black representative. This event is generously sponsored by Squire Patton Boggs.