The colorful landscape of African-American society in Memphis in the 1950’s garnered respect and distinction, thanks largely to the vision and insight of one woman – Erma Lee Laws, according to those who were close.
“Duty of the Hour,” a film on the late Rev. Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks, will explore the long, complex, and difficult history of race in America and highlight how our nation can be, transformed by visionaries, such as Hooks.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson requested a one-on-one discussion with The New Tri-State Defender President and Publisher, Bernal E. Smith II, to discuss his work and the work of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition here in Memphis.