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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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    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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    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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    NAACP Closing News Conference

    Executive Director of NAACP Benjamin Hooks discussed the formation of the National Association of Black Organizations at the Conference. He describes its role in encouraging action, not…

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    Opening Address: Black Organizations Summit

    The NAACP conference involved about 100 representatives of black organizations. They discussed strategies for helping poor blacks face educational and economic challenges.

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    Civil Rights Work Session

    The work session focused on the civil rights challenges facing the black community. The NAACP conference of black organizations convened to study self-help efforts to address the critical social…

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    Strengthening Black Press in America

    Benjamin Hooks discussed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s plan to strengthen the black press in the United States. He also announced a summit in Washington,…

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    1990 Civil Rights Act

    Following a meeting with President Bush, black leaders commented on civil rights legislation pending before Congress. The Bush administration had proposed an alternative to the bill in…

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    News Conference

    Benjamin Hooks meet in the Driveway of the White House to speak with Reporters about terrorism against the NAACP.

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    Benjamin Hooks News Conference

    Benjamin Hooks News Conference

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    NAACP Anniversary Gala

    The National Association of for the Advancement of Colored People celebrated their 80th Anniversary with a huge Gala. President George H.W. Bush spoke by telephone.

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    Black Leadership at the White House

    Leaders of major Civil Right Groups talk about their meeting with President H.W. Bush.

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    Conference on the Present Crisis

    NAACP hosted a speakers panel to share their thoughts and comments on the present crisis facing civil rights in America during 1989.

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    The Charge for Back Home Action

    Benjamin Hooks, Executive Director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, delivers closing address at a three-day NAACP conference in Washington, D.C.

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    Silent March on Washington

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) sponsored a march to protest recent Supreme Court civil rights decisions. Several speakers, including NAACP President…

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    Conference Agenda

    Blacks in Government News Conference. They talked about recent supreme court decisions regarding affirmative action and black civil servants.

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