Benjamin Hooks

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Birthday
31, 1925
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Apr 15, 2010 (85)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
31, 1925
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Apr 15, 2010 (85)

About

Civil Rights leader, Baptist minister and practicing attorney who served as executive director of the NAACP from 1977 to 1992.

Before Fame

He earned a law degree and set up his own practice in Memphis.

Trivia

He was a suporter of Republican Candidates and even worked in the Nixon administration.

Family Life

He adopted a daughter, Patricia Gray, with his wife Frances Dancy.

Associated With

He knew Martin Luther King Jr. and supported his causes.