Frances Dancy Hooks

Memphis Moments
6:53 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Frances Dancy Hooks

Dr. Benjamin and Frances Dancy Hooks

February 23rd is the birthday of Frances Dancy Hooks. In 1949, Mrs. Hooks, wife of the late Dr. Benjamin Hooks, began a career in education that would span 24 years.

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.

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