Conference planners are seeking to explore the civil rights activism of Benjamin L. Hooks by placing his life and work into historical context; examining the current state of civil rights activism and its relevancy to life in America today; and analyzing the role of the Civil Rights Movement in shaping and defining issues being tackled by international human rights movements.
The Hooks Institute conference will be held April 18-20, 2012 on the campus of the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN. It will complement the public release of the Hooks Institute’s documentary on the life of Benjamin L. Hooks, scheduled for the evening of April 20, 2012 in downtown Memphis.
Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, University of Memphis
107 Scates Hall
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
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