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Our Mission

The Hooks Institute's mission is teaching, studying, and promoting civil rights and social change.

Our Funding

The Hooks Institute programs are signature events at The University of Memphis (UofM) and greater community. We believe it is imperative that most, if not all of our programs, remain free and open to the public in order to encourage social change at the grassroots level. As a result, we rely on donations and grant funding to support our efforts. For a description of our programs, click here.

Throughout his life, Dr. Hooks continued to press the cause for civil rights by encouraging both the study of the American Civil Rights Movement and the identification of contemporary issues that affect minorities, the poor, and the disadvantaged. On April 15, 2010, he died at age 85, leaving the Hooks Institute to continue his commitment to social change. Your contributions will allow us to sustain and expand our work, building upon the legacy of Dr. Hooks.

The online giving process is fast, easy, and secure. To make an online donation, please click here.

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