NAACP Speeches of Benjamin Hooks (recorded 7/4) and Andrew Young (recorded 7/5)

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Date
1978-07-04/1978-07-05
Main contributors
Hooks, Benjamin L.; Young, Andrew
Summary
The first half of this recording is a speech by FCC member and Judge Ben L. Hooks. Hooks speaks on the current leadership of the NAACP and the framing of the Constitution. He addresses the frustration of Black youths, as well as the attitudes of some well-off Blacks. He shares stories of his own frustrations relating to race and his career but ends by asserting his faith in eventual justice. 

The second half of the recording is a speech by Congressman Andrew Young on the work of the NAACP in improving the nation. He stresses the importance of behind-the-scenes work in the advancement of Blacks, focusing specifically on the role of young Blacks in politics. He emphasizes unity and hard work, discussing cynicism on behalf of some Black Americans.
Collection
The Afro-American in Indiana (radio series)
Unit
Archives of African American Music and Culture
Language
English
Physical Description
1 audiotape (analog) (1:36:45) : 7 in.
Notes
NAACP Convention
Other Identifiers
Other: OR 272; Collection Identifier: SC 165; MDPI Barcode: 40000001808403

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