Benjamin L. Hooks
 


 

Age: 85



Summary:
executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1977 to 1992 who as a champion of minorities and the poor had increased the group's stature after he took over a group that was $1 million in debt and had shrunk to 200,000 members from nearly a half-million in the 1950's and 1960's.




Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure



Born: January 31, 1925


 
Died: April 15, 2010



Location:
Memphis, Tennessee