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  • Funeral Service for Benjamin Hooks
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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
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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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  • Freedom Fund Ceremony
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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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  • PoliceCommunity Relations
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    Police-Community Relations

    Mr. 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 the issues of trust between…

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  • Perot Campaign Speech
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    Perot Campaign Speech

    Independent and undeclared presidential candidate Ross Perot addressed the annual convention of the NAACP in Nashville, TN. Punctuated with bursts of chords from a organ, Mr. Perot stated that America’s highest priority was to put…

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  • Clinton and Gore Campaign Speeches
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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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  • Opposition to Judge Thomas Nomination
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    Opposition to Judge Thomas Nomination

    Mr. Hooks recently commended Judge Thomas, who he felt would represent the black community well on the Supreme Court. After a convention of the NAACP, however, members held off on taking a position on Judge…

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  • Preparing a New Generation for the Struggle
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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
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    NAACP Closing News Conference

    Mr. Hooks discussed the formation of the National Association of Black Organizations at the Conference. He describes its role in encouraging action, not just discussion, to meet the…

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  • Opening Address Black Organizations Summit
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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
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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…

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  • Strengthening Black Press in America
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    Strengthening Black Press in America

    Mr. 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, DC to…

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  • NAACP Anniversary Gala
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    NAACP Anniversary Gala

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  • Conference on the Present Crisis
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    Conference on the Present Crisis

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  • The Charge for Back Home Action
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    The Charge for Back Home Action

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  • Silent March on Washington
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    Silent March on Washington

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People sponsors a march to protest recent Supreme Court civil rights decisions. Speeches are delivered at the west front of the…

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  • Annual NAACP Convention
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    Annual NAACP Convention

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  • NAACPs 77th Annual Convention
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    NAACP's 77th Annual Convention

    Senator Joe Biden spoke at the NAACP’s 77th Annual Convention.

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  • NAACP 77th Convention Public Mass Meeting
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    NAACP 77th Convention Public Mass Meeting

    Benjamin Hooks delivered the keynote speech.

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  • NAACP Convention

    NAACP Convention

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