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LEGACY: Dr. Mose Yvonne Hooks — July 1, 1939-May 15, 2020

Teacher, professor, superintendent and educational advocate, Dr. Mose Yvonne Hooks died on Friday after a brief hospital stay; more details to come.

Dr. Hooks, who had a long history of community-engagement service in Memphis and elsewhere, had served as an administrator at Langston University in Oklahoma for several years.

In 2016, Dr. Mose Yvonne Hooks shared with the Memphis in May board her experience as a founding board member 40 years earlier. (Facebook)

The New Tri-State Defender is developing a story on Dr. Hooks’ life and legacy. It will be featured in the May 21-27 edition. Also, check back here to read more at TSDMemphis.com.

“Crossroads to Freedom” — Rhodes College’s digital archive of materials telling the story of  the civil rights era in Memphis — includes a segment in which Dr. Hooks details much of career and life, including a discussion of “how her parents tried to protect her and her siblings from the ills of racism.”

Services for Dr. Hooks are pending. N.J. Ford and Sons Funeral Home has charge.


Dr. Mose Yvonne Hooks (Screen capture)



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