Black History Month: Cavs honor Carl and Louis Stokes during halftime

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CLEVELAND -  The Cleveland Cavs held a very special ceremony during halftime of Monday's game against the Detroit Pistons.

As part of Black History Month, the Cavs celebrated the many accomplishments of Carl and Louis Stokes.

Louis Stokes served in World War II  and attended Cleveland Marshall Law School before becoming a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He retired in 1999 after representing the city of Cleveland and east-side communities for 30 years.

Carl Stokes served in the Army and the Ohio House of Representatives and then as Cleveland's 51st mayor.  He was the first black elected mayor of a major U.S. city.

Louis' son Chuck and Carl's son Cordell both attended the ceremony, as well as Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.

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