Frances Dancy Hooks

Born and raised in Memphis, Frances Dancy Hooks (1927 – 2016) was a well-known educator and wife of NAACP executive director Benjamin Hooks. Through her work with the NAACP and other organizations, Mrs. Hooks influenced the trajectory of initiatives involving education, poverty, and women's rights here in Memphis and throughout the nation. This presentation will focus on her life as a teacher, activist, and church member, demonstrating how her work at the intersection of African-American and women's civil rights greatly influenced modern women's history.

Frances Dancy Hooks

William C. Love's Presentation on Frances Dancy Hooks

Other Resources

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