Bill Gibbons comments on the passing of Benjamin Hooks

Shelby County District Attorney General Bill Gibbons' office sent the following to Action News 5:

"Benjamin Hooks was more than a leader.  He was a person of much courage and one of the great communicators of our time.  Dr. Hooks had a tremendous positive impact on our nation and the Memphis community.  On a personal level, I will always be grateful for his kindness and friendship over the years. I will miss him.  My thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Hooks' wife, Frances, and his entire family."