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MUS Students' Contribution Will Benefit The U of M's Hooks Institute
For release: Feb. 19, 2001
For more information, contact Gabrielle Maxey

Students at Memphis University School will present a donation to the Hooks Institute for Social Change at The University of Memphis. Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks will accept the gift during an assembly at MUS on Friday, Feb. 23, at 9:30 a.m.

Members of the student civic service organization raised the money through car washes, Christmas tree sales, a talent show and other projects.

The Hooks Institute pursues an agenda of research and outreach to build on Hooks' lifetime of work to achieve a just society. Among the Institute's programs are building an archival collection of materials from the civil rights campaign; bringing school children to the U of M campus for a day-long program about the civil rights movement; collecting and recording the memoirs of civil rights leaders; and holding an annual symposium and lecture series that explores the public policy dimensions of such issues as community leadership, economic development race relations.

For more information, call 678-2789.


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