• Legacy Room signage is suspended above the entrance. A portrait of Louis Stokes greets visitors.
    Legacy Room signage is suspended above the entrance. A portrait of Louis Stokes greets visitors.
  • Louis Stokes' remarkable life story is told in four exhibit areas on the walls of the conference room.
    Louis Stokes' remarkable life story is told in four exhibit areas on the walls of the conference room.
  • Each exhibit features a compelling narrative with historic photos. Highlights of The Civil Rights Movement provide context for the viewer to fully understand the time in which Louis lived.
    Each exhibit features a compelling narrative with historic photos. Highlights of The Civil Rights Movement provide context for the viewer to fully understand the time in which Louis lived.
  • Close-up details of the exhibit area reward the viewer and underscore the importance of the legacy of Louis Stokes.
    Close-up details of the exhibit area reward the viewer and underscore the importance of the legacy of Louis Stokes.
  • The Louis Stokes story continues to unfold and to make an impression on the viewer.
    The Louis Stokes story continues to unfold and to make an impression on the viewer.
  • Louis Stokes' commitment to our country and to making it better inspires all of us.
    Louis Stokes' commitment to our country and to making it better inspires all of us.
  • Special awards, a panel of honorary achievements and a letter from President Obama recognize a life well lived.
    Special awards, a panel of honorary achievements and a letter from President Obama recognize a life well lived.

Cleveland Public Library
Louis Stokes Legacy Room

In 1997, the Cleveland Public Library named its new east wing in honor of Congressman Louis Stokes and his lifetime of service to Clevelanders.

A special room in the foyer of the namesake building is open for the public to learn about Louis Stokes. Karen Skunta & Company worked closely with the client team and friends of the late congressman to create the meaningful and compelling content and to design the robust narrative of his lifetime of leadership.

The result: an elegant and informative series of exhibit panels are punctuated with a display case of well-deserved awards — all inspire the visitor and truly honor Congressman Stokes.