MEDIA ADVISORY: Louis Stokes’ legacy to be discussed at Ohio State University event
The Ohio State University will host “The Legacy of Congressman Louis Stokes: A Conversation” at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St.
Stokes, who died in August, 2015, was the first African American Ohioan elected to the House of Representatives and served 15 terms, chairing the Congressional Black Caucus for two of those terms.
The event will feature a panel discussion with U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty and former U.S. Rep. Dave Hobson. It will be moderated by Trevor Brown, dean of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Brown and Ohio State University President Michael Drake will welcome guests.
Congressman Stokes’ daughter Lori Stokes, a news anchor at WABC-TV in New York City, will deliver closing remarks. A book signing will follow the conversation.
WHO: U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty and former U.S. Rep. Dave Hobson will participate in a panel discussion on the legacy of Congressman Louis Stokes
WHAT: Ohio State will host “The Legacy of Congressman Louis Stokes: A Conversation”
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11
WHERE: The Ohio Union (Archie Griffin Ballroom), 1739 N. High St.