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Civil rights leader Benjamin Hooks: 1925-2010

The longtime director of the NAACP died Thursday at his home in Tennessee. He was 85.

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Article | Benjamin L. Hooks, 85, a lawyer and Baptist minister who led lunch-counter sit-in demonstrations during the 1960s and was the longtime head of the NAACP as it struggled to find its way in the post-civil rights era, died April 15 at his home in Memphis. The cause of death was not reported.

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