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    Funeral Service for Benjamin Hooks

    Family, friends and colleagues celebrated the life and legacy of civil rights pioneer Rev. Dr. Benjamin Lawson Hooks. Speakers included Senator Lamar Alexander, Representative John Lewis,…

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    NAACP Centennial Convention

    Speakers celebrated the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. They spoke about historic achievements and the future of the civil rights movement. This plenary session of the NAACP Centennial Convention…

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    African American Politics

    Moderated by Rep. Ford, current and former members of Congress examined the evolution of African American political power and described the challenges of the coming years. Topics included…

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    The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks

    Randall Robinson talked about his book The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks, published by Dutton. In the book, the author argued that the United States should compensate blacks for slavery…

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    The Importance of Civil Responsibility in America

    Mr. Hooks spoke to a group of sixth grade students about the importance of civic responsibility, the civil rights movement, and the influence that young people could have in civil…

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    Freedom Fund Ceremony

    Vice President Gore addressed the members of the Memphis branch of the NAACP as they met to celebrate the 18th annual Freedom Fund Gala. The theme of the event was “Reclaiming Our…

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    African-American Civil Rights Issues

    The Center for the Study of Harassment of African Americans organized a meeting about civil rights issues facing the African American community. Members of the board of directors of the Center…

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    Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Awards Dinner

    Current and former members of Congress introduced three recipients of honors for their work to further civil rights in an awards dinner. Justine Dart, Dorothy Height, and Raul Yzaguirre spoke following…

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    Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Awards Dinner

    Current and former members of Congress introduced three recipients who are honored for their work to further civil rights in an awards dinner. Justine Dart, Dorothy Height, and Raul Yzaguirre spoke…

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    Police-Community Relations

    NAACP Executive Director Benjamin Hooks spoke in a news conference to introduce a report prepared by the NAACP on the nation’s police and their relations with their communities, including…

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    Perot Campaign Speech

    Independent and undeclared presidential candidate Ross Perot addressed the annual convention of the NAACP in Nashville, TN. Mr. Perot stated that America’s highest priority was to put people back to work in order to…

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    Clinton and Gore Campaign Speeches

    Democratic presidential candidate Gov. Bill Clinton and his running mate Sen. Albert Gore addressed the national convention of the NAACP in Nashville, Tennessee. Sen. Gore spoke on the turning…

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    Save Our Cities and Save Our Children

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors and National League of Cities sponsored the “Save our Cities! Save our Children!” rally on the National Mall.

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    Howard University Commencement Address

    The executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Benjamin Hooks, delivered the commencement address at Howard University in Washington, DC. Following…

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    Reaction to Los Angeles Police Trial

    Benjamin Hooks reacted to the Los Angeles Police trial verdict.

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    Reaction to Los Angeles Police Trial

    Representatives of civil rights groups responded to questions from reporters in the White House driveway after meeting with President Bush to discuss the rioting occurring in Los Angeles, CA. The…

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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 8, Part 1

    Mr. Alvarez and Mr. Brown testified in support of the Supreme Court appointment of Judge Thomas. Messrs. Lemone, Brown and Hooks opposed Judge Thomas.

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    The Civil Rights Agenda

    Mr. Hooks answered questions about the Thomas nomination and the civil rights agenda for the NAACP. The organization recently voting to oppose the nomination of Judge Thomas to the U.S.…

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    Opposition to Judge Thomas Nomination

    At a news conference held by the NAACP, Benjamin Hooks spoke on the nomination of Judge Clarence Thomas and how Thomas would represent the black community well on the Supreme Court. William Gibson read the…

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    Preparing a New Generation for the Struggle

    NAACP Executive Director Benjamin Hooks delivered the keynote address at the opening session of the 1991 Annual Convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The theme of the…

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