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ID:

605

Date:

2011-01-25

Headline:

Civil Rights Activist Benjamin Hooks' FBI File Details Racist Threats Against Him

Reporter's name:

Ryan J. Reilly and Melissa Jeltsen

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

TPM Muckraker

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file on Benjamin Hooks, who led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for fifteen years, included death threats and hate mail against the longtime civil-rights activist, as well as mundane background information such as parking tickets and business ventures. Hooks had contacted the FBI twice in 1989 during a summer that featured multiple hate-mail letters and a pair of attacks on NAACP offices, one of which involved a tear-gas bomb that sent eight people to the hospital.

Keywords:

Benjamin Hooks, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, NAACP, civil rights, Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, death threats, Richard Nixon, Federal Communications Commission, FCC

URL:

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/01/civil_rights_activist_benjamin_hooks_fbi_file_details_racist_threats_against_him.php


Agencies:

FBI
FCC

States:

DC
GA
NY
VA

Categories:

civil rights
FBI


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