Today is the release day for a book by a political trailblazer born and raised right here in Cleveland.

Congressman Louis Stokes completed his autobiography, "The Gentleman from Ohio," just before he died last summer at the age of 90.

It's a truly American story that takes you from the projects of Cleveland to the halls of Congress.

Lori Stokes says her dad would want those who read his book to come away with the belief that they can "be somebody," just like his mother always told him and another trailblazer -- his brother Carl Stokes.