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Louis Stokes, the first Black congressman from Ohio, dies at 90, public funeral arrangements are announced by the family....Stokes to lie in state at Cleveland City Hall....In Congress Stokes fought for Black people and the poor, among others, and led investigations into the assassinations of JFK and MLK....Stokes was the brother of the late Carl B. Stokes, the first Black mayor of Cleveland and of a major American city.....This article is the first of a three-part series on the legendary Louis Stokes by Editor Kathy Wray Coleman of Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's leader in Black digital news

Retired 11th congressional district congressman Louis Stokes, and his wife, Jay Stokes. Louis Stokes died on Tuesday, August 18 at his home in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a prominent Cleveland suburb. He was 90-years-old. The former federal lawmaker, who was the first Black to serve in Congress from Ohio, announced publicly in July that he had been diagnosed with brain and lung cancer.  By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and the Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. Email: . Coleman is a 22-year political, legal and investigative journalist who trained for 17 years, and under six different editors,  at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio.    ( ) /   ( ).  SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio - Louis Stokes, Ohio's first Black congressman, who served in the U.S. House of Representativ