Fighting the Good Fight


Benjamin Hooks, a champion of the dispossessed who
led and bolstered the ranks of the NAACP after the peak of the civil
rights movement, has died
at 85. Hooks was also a preacher, lawyer, judge, businessman and
fine orator.

 "If anyone thinks that we are going to stop
agitating, they had better think again," he said. "If anyone thinks that
we are going to stop litigating, they had better close the courts. If
anyone thinks that we are not going to demonstrate and protest, they had
better roll up the sidewalks."

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