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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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Memphis Moments
6:03 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Cossitt Library and Integration

A Recreation of What the Cossitt Library Once Looked Like

On March 23rd, 1960, the Memphis Press Scimitar 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. 

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Memphis Moments
10:42 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Frances Dancy Hooks

Dr. Benjamin and Mrs. Frances Hooks

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.

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Memphis Moments
9:05 am
Sun February 5, 2012

Maxine Atkins Smith

Maxine Atkins Smith

Maxine Smith has spent her life working for racial equality and excellence in education. 

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