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Benjamin Hooks

Benjamin HooksAKA Benjamin Lawson Hooks

Born: 31-Jan-1925
Birthplace: Memphis, TN
Died: 15-Apr-2010
Location of death: Memphis, TN
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist [1]
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: NAACP Director, 1977-92


[1] Ordained minister, Middle Baptist Church, Memphis, TN.

Father: Robert B. Hooks (photographer)
Mother: Bessie White
Wife: Frances Dancy (m. 21-Mar-1951, until his death, one daughter adopted)
Daughter: Patricia Gray (adopted)

    University: Le Moyne College
    University: Howard University
    Law School: JD, DePaul University (1948)

    NAACP Executive Director (1977-92)
    US FCC Commissioner (1972-77)
    American Bar Association
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Gore 2000
    Southern Christian Leadership Conference
    Spingarn Medal 1986


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