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Senate Proceeding on Nov 2nd, 2007 :: 1:09:30 to 1:15:41
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Debbie Stabenow

0:47:58 to 1:09:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Debbie Stabenow

Debbie Stabenow

1:09:16 to 1:09:30( Edit History Discussion )

Debbie Stabenow: junior senator from tennessee is recognized. mr. corker: thank you, mr. president. pr i rise today to honor an exceptional tennessean and a pioneer in the civil rights movement. mr. president, benjamin

Bob Corker

1:09:30 to 1:09:45( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: hooks was born in memphis, tennessee, in 1925, the fifth of seven children by robert and businessy hooks -- robert and bessy hooks. he grew up in a loving family who taught him to succeed in both

Bob Corker

1:09:30 to 1:15:41( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bob Corker

Bob Corker

1:09:45 to 1:09:59( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: education and life. after high school, dr. hooks began his higher education by taking prelaw classes at lamoines college in memphis. prior to finishing his degree, he was drafted into the army and

Bob Corker

1:09:59 to 1:10:10( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: honorably served our country in world war ii. when he returned home, he went to graduate school at howard university and afterwards received a law degree from depaul university in chicago. mr. president, as

Bob Corker

1:10:10 to 1:10:27( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: dr. hooks went through life and compelled in his various -- excelled in his various endeavors, there was one experience that greatly molded the future direction of his life: being born into and growing

Bob Corker

1:10:27 to 1:10:44( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: up in the scourge of racial segregation. after dr. hooks graduated college, he returned home and vowed to do his part to end racial segregation. initially, he fought the fight by becoming one of the

Bob Corker

1:10:44 to 1:11:00( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: first african-american lawyers in tennessee. it was during this time he met and married miss francis dancy. francis was a schoolteacher and guidance counselor. eventually her career took a different path

Bob Corker

1:11:00 to 1:11:14( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: and she became her husband's assistant, advisor and traveling companion. they have one daughter together, patricia hooks gray. as dr. hooks continued to practice law, he was called to fight for civil rights

Bob Corker

1:11:14 to 1:11:30( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: from another forum, the ministry. in 1956, he was ordained a baptist minister and began to preach regularly at the middle baptist church in memphis, tennessee. it was there he joined dr. martin luther

Bob Corker

1:11:30 to 1:11:44( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: king jr.'s southern christian leadership conference and began -- and became a pioneer in the naacp, sponsored restaurant sit-ins and other bcotts. through his efforts, he became a respected voice

Bob Corker

1:11:44 to 1:11:57( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: in the community and in the state. and in 1965, governor frank clement appointed him to become the first african-american criminal court judge in tennessee history. his efforts as a preacher, judge, and

Bob Corker

1:11:57 to 1:12:13( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: civil rights pioneer eventually led hooks to washington, d.c., to become the first african-american appointee to the federal communications commission. there he continued the civil rights fight by addressing

Bob Corker

1:12:13 to 1:12:29( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: numerous minority representation issues in the communications industry. in 1976, he was elected as the executive director of the naacp, where he led that organization for more than 15 years. as the director,

Bob Corker

1:12:29 to 1:12:44( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: he helped to increase membership and fund-raising efforts, as well as plan for the organization's future for 17 years. he also broadened the scope of the naacp by exploring national issues such as energy,

Bob Corker

1:12:44 to 1:12:57( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: the environment, the criminal justice system, welfare, and national health insurance. throughout his work as a civil rights advocate, he has received numerous awards, including the humanitarian award

Bob Corker

1:12:57 to 1:13:09( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: from the national conference of christians and jews, and the freedom award from the national civil rights few museum. the university of memphis created the benjamin l. hooks institute for social change,

Bob Corker

1:13:09 to 1:13:26( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: honoring benjamin hooks. the hooks institute works to advance the understanding of civil rights movement through -- of the civil rights movement through teaching, research, and community programs that

Bob Corker

1:13:26 to 1:13:43( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: put an emphasis on social movements, race relations, strong communities, public education, effective public participation, and social and economic justice. on monday, mr. president, i am pleased that dr.

Bob Corker

1:13:43 to 1:13:59( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: hooks will receive one more honor, one of the highest civilian awards, the presidential medal of freedom. this medal is given to individuals who have made an especially meritorious contribution to society,

Bob Corker

1:13:59 to 1:14:13( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: and dr. hooks is a living example of that type of person. his life is an example that even while facing adversity through hard work, you can accomplish revolutionary change. his legacy will not only

Bob Corker

1:14:13 to 1:14:29( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: continue in our state but also throughout our nation. so it is only fitting that this award -- that through this award, h e once again joins the ranks of another civil rights -- of other civil rights

Bob Corker

1:14:29 to 1:15:01( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: pioneers, such as martin luther king jr., clarence m. mitchell, leon howard sullivan, and roy wilkins. mr. president, it is an honor and a privilege to serve in the united states senate on behalf of

Bob Corker

1:15:01 to 1:15:41( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: tennesseans like dr. hooks. who have exemplified great courage that has not only positively affected our state but our country as well. i yield the floor.x mr. corker: i would also suggest the absence

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