TITLE

Benjamin Hooks

PUB. DATE
March 1992
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;3/2/92, Vol. 112 Issue 8, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that Benjamin Hooks, 67, fought to make Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a holiday, helped lock in sanctions against South Africa and pushed for a higher minimum wage--all in his 15 years as executive director of the National Associationfor the Advancement of Colored People. Why the Baptist preacher from Tennessee plans to step aside from his position next year; Concerns over the NAACP's future.
ACCESSION #
9203022370

 

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