NAACP http://wknofm.org en Frances Dancy Hooks http://wknofm.org/post/frances-dancy-hooks-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">February </span>23rd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the birthday of Frances </span>Dancy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hooks. In 1949, Mrs. Hooks, wife of the late Dr. Benjamin Hooks, began a career in education that would span 24 years.</span></p><p>She made a name for herself in the Memphis City School System. Among her many achievements was the co-founding of the Memphis Volunteer Placement Program, an effort to bring volunteer counselors to work with African American students.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:53:42 +0000 Steve Pike 27099 at http://wknofm.org Frances Dancy Hooks Cossitt Library and Integration http://wknofm.org/post/cossitt-library-and-integration <p>On March 23rd, 1960, the <em>Memphis Press Scimitar </em>reported that 23 students from LeMoyne College had tried to use the Cossitt Library and the Brooks Art Museum, and they were charged with trespassing.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 23:03:39 +0000 Steve Pike 11297 at http://wknofm.org Cossitt Library and Integration Frances Dancy Hooks http://wknofm.org/post/frances-dancy-hooks <p>February 23rd is the birthday of a remarkable woman, Frances Dancy Hooks. In 1949, Mrs. Hooks, wife and steadfast partner of the late Benjamin Hooks, began a career in education that would span 24 years.</p><p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 16:42:03 +0000 Steve Pike 9376 at http://wknofm.org Frances Dancy Hooks Maxine Atkins Smith http://wknofm.org/post/maxine-atkins-smith <p>Maxine Smith has spent her life working for racial equality and excellence in education.&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 05 Feb 2012 15:05:36 +0000 Steve Pike 8332 at http://wknofm.org Maxine Atkins Smith