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Benjamin L. Hooks
(1925-2010) born on
Jan 31
US jurist, minister, government official. He was executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1977 to 1993.
A good history covers not only what was done, but the thought that went into the action. You can read the history of a country through its actions.

The most enduring contributions made to civilization have not been made by brawn, they have been made by brain.
Some [Blacks] lack a real grasp of the bitter struggle that was waged to pry open the corporate doors. The "buppies" harbor the illusion that their good fortune is solely attributable to their own brilliance and their superior qualifications.
We've come a long way, but it's like nibbling at the edge of darkness.
Black men who have succeeded have an obligation to serve as role models for young men entrapped by a vicious cycle of poverty, despair, and hopelessness.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "75 Years on the Cutting Edge," in "Crisis," Dec 1985.
R: In "African American Wisdom."
A: "Publisher's Forward," in "Crisis," Nov 1988.
N: In "The Crisis," Mar 1987.
K: "Publisher's Forward," in "Crisis," Mar 1986.

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