Interview with Thompson Gaines
QUESTION 2
LOUIS MASSIAH:

When Carl Stokes, this young man, this 40 year old man would come into Glenville, how would people respond to him? How did people react to Carl Stokes when they saw him?

THOMPSON GAINES:

Well Carl had a lot of charisma. Ah, he was an eloquent speaker, ah, he seemed sincere and, ah, he was, ah, the type of fellow that just charmed you and, ah, made you really feel that he was dedicated to proving that, ah, he could be a very inspirational leader and also make a good mayor. Ah, there was no prob, there was no doubt in my mind that he ah, could be and would de, and deserved this opportunity.