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Benjamin Hooks, the long-time NAACP executive director who helped bring the organization's headquarters to Baltimore (shown here at the building's opening), died today at age 85.

Hooks was everywhere in the civil rights movement -- at marches, sit-ins and the I Have a Dream speech -- and rebuilt the NAACP as its leader from 1977 to 1992.In an era of quickie celebrity bios, it's a tragedy that so little has been written about his life..

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