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Interview with Benjamin Hooks and Frances Hooks
This is an interview with Benjamin Hooks and Frances Hooks. Dr. Hooks was the first black criminal court judge in Tennessee, a
Jul 9, 2008
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Ben L. Hooks, 40-year-old lawyer and minister, is the first Negro judge in the history of Tennessee.
May 15, 1965

Memphis World: Fines Meted In Church Arrests
"Churches should be open to those of all races who wish to worship", was the defense plea made by Attorney B. L. Hooks in City
Sep 3, 1960

Memphis World: Appreciation Day For Judge Hooks
Appreciation day ceremonies honoring Atty. Ben L. Hooks has been scheduled for 4 p.m. June 27 at Metropolitan Baptist Church,
Jun 12, 1965

Memphis World: Hooks Is Praised!
High tribute was paid Ben L. Hooks at a testimonial dinner Monday night at the Holiday InnRivermont.
Feb 22, 1969

Memphis World: Owen Alumni Set For Founders' Day
The Owen Alumni Association will sponsor the annual observance to Founders' Day at the college, Friday, March 22.
Mar 16, 1963

Memphis World: Negro Candidates Busy ELECTION DAY IS HERE
Thursday, August 4, is election day, a day thousands of voters in Memphis and Shelby County have been hearing about since
Aug 6, 1966

Memphis World: Negroes In Top Anti-Poverty Jobs Asked By NAACP
The nearly 200 participants of the NAACP-sponsored workshop Saturday insisted that Negroes be placed on policy-making levels of
Feb 27, 1965

Pamphlet for the Memphis Election - Volunteer Ticket
This is a campaign pamphlet of the Volunteer Ticket, which is made up of African-American candidates, August 1959. Page 1