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Benjamin Hooks

American civil rights leader

Died when: 85 years 74 days (1022 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius


Benjamin Hooks

Benjamin Lawson Hooks (January 31, 1925 – April 15, 2010) was an American civil rights leader and government official.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.

Throughout his career, Hooks was a vocal campaigner for civil rights in the United States, and served from 1972 to 1977 as the first African American member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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