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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Annual NAACP Convention

    NAACP Executive Director and CEO Benjamin Hooks addressed the 79th annual NAACP Convention in Washington DC. He discussed civil rights and politics.

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    NAACP's 77th Annual Convention

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

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    Annual Convention: Plenary Session

    Senator Gary Hart and Minnesota Attorney General Hubert Humphrey III talked about civil rights and their history with the NAACP.

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    NAACP 77th Convention Public Mass Meeting

    Benjamin Hooks delivered the keynote speech.

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