Benjamin Hooks Speaks 

"I get mad when people say we have made no progress," the longtime civil rights leader told the annual banquet of the Knights of Pythias and Court of Calanthe at the Comfort Inn. "There is a black sheriff in Jackson (David Woolfork), a black mayor in Memphis (W.W. Herenton) and that's just a sample of the inroads that have been made. There is progress and to say otherwise is to say that Martin King died in vain and the NAACP stood idle."

So said former NCAAP leader and Memphian Benjamin Hooks while speaking to a church group in Jackson, Tennessee. To read more of Hooks' comments, go here.

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