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  • Duty of the Hour Documentary

    With a premiere date of April 20, 2012 in Memphis, a one-hour documentary by the Hooks Institute on the life of its namesake is nearing completion. Born and raised in Memphis during the era of segregation and Jim Crow, the biographical details of Ben Hooks’s life constitute a fascinating and revelatory film about the African American experience. The documentary will focus on Hooks’s civil rights activism, and how he shaped governmental policy as the first African American ...

    Posted at February 20, 2012 | By : | Categories : Documentary | 0 Comment
  • Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks

    A Life Dedicated to Promoting Social Change On November 5, 2007, Dr. Benjamin Lawson Hooks was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civil award. “The nation best remembers Benjamin Hooks as the leader of the NAACP,” said President George Bush. “For 15 years, Dr. Hooks was a calm yet forceful voice for fairness, opportunity, and personal responsibility. He never tired or faltered in demanding that our nation live up to ...