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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Another giant has fallen

Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks, 85, civil rights icon and tireless worker for the underprivileged, passed away early this morning at his Memphis home.

Dr. Hooks served as the leader of the national NAACP from 1977 through 1993, this came after having served as a Federal Communications Commissioner and as a judge and attorney here in Memphis.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his numerous friends.

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2 comments:

captainkona said...

Men with the courage to stand and fight for what they believe in are becoming more and more rare.

This is unfortunate, but such legacies are immortal.

callmeishmael said...

Agreed. As Adam Clymer said in his biography of Ted Kennedy, "he never quits (and) he sails against the wind." RIP.