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Benjamin Hooks (1925–2010)

Benjamin Hooks was born on January 31, 1925 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He was married to Frances Dancy. He died on April 15, 2010 in Memphis. See full bio »

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 2011 19th Annual Trumpet Awards (TV Special) (in memory of)
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 2015 Duty of the Hour (Documentary)
 2012 Before the Memories Fade: Voices from the Civil Rights Movement (Documentary)
Dr. Benjamin Hooks
 2010 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
- Roads to Memphis (2010) ... Himself
 2008 The Witness from the Balcony of Room 306 (Documentary short)
 2005 The History Makers (Video documentary)
Himself (as Rev. Benjamin L. Hooks)
 2001 We Shall Not Be Moved (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (as Dr. Benjamin Hooks)
 1988 20th NAACP Image Awards (TV Special)
 1987 The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards (TV Special)
 1987 19th Annual NAACP Image Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Presenter
 1974 The Bob Braun Show (TV Series)
Himself - Civil Right Leader
- Episode dated 19 April 1974 (1974) ... Himself - Civil Right Leader
 1973 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
- Episode #12.152 (1973) ... Himself
 1973 Black Journal (TV Series)
- Episode dated 30 January 1973 (1973) ... Himself
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 1999 History's Mysteries (TV Series documentary)
- The Night Tulsa Burned (1999) ... Himself

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Dr. Benjamin Hooks | Rev. Benjamin L. Hooks

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Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush on 5 November 2007.

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