Many will gather on Monday to remember the life and legacy of former U.S. Congressman Louis Stokes.

Stokes, the first black congressman elected in Ohio, died last week with his wife , Jay, at his side after battling brain and lung cancer.

He was 90.

A public viewing will be held on Monday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Avenue East


  • City officials said the public should be in line by 4 p.m. Doors will close at 5 p.m.


  • Public can NOT park anywhere on Lakeside Avenue East in front of City Hall
  • East side of Muni lot is open to the public for parking
  • Special needs parking will be permitted at the back entrance of City Hall near the elevators

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