Thursday, April 15, 2010

ReDeux News: Benjamin Hooks Dead at 85. Former NAACP Exec Director

Benjamin Lawson Hooks (January 31, 1925 - April 15, 2010) was an American civil rights leader. A Baptist minister and practicing attorney, he served as executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1977 to 1992, and throughout his career has been a vocal campaigner for civil rights in the United States.

Credits: Baltimore Sun and Wikipedia

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