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BENJAMIN L. HOOKS - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 208144

BENJAMIN L. HOOKS Civil Rights activist Hooks signs in blue! Signature: "BL Hooks", 5x3 lined card. Benjamin L. Hooks (1925-2010) was born in Tennessee, graduated from Howard University(1944), and DePaul University College of Law (1948). He was an ordained Baptist minister (1956) and worked with the Southern Leadership Conference for civil rights.

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BENJAMIN L. HOOKS
Civil Rights activist Hooks signs in blue!
Signature: "BL Hooks", 5x3 lined card. Benjamin L. Hooks (1925-2010) was born in Tennessee, graduated from Howard University(1944), and DePaul University College of Law (1948). He was an ordained Baptist minister (1956) and worked with the Southern Leadership Conference for civil rights. In 1965 he was appointed the first black criminal court judge in Tennessee history and then ran and won the seat for a full term. In the 1960s he produced and hosted several local television shows in Memphis and was a supporter of Republican candidates. In 1972, President Nixon appointed Hooks as the first black member of the Federal Communications Commission. Hooks later served as the Executive Director of the NAACP (1977-1993). Hooks received the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2007) from President George W. Bush and was inducted into the International Civil Right Walk of Fame (2008). Lightly soiled beneath signature. Fine condition.

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