Mike McWherter comments on the passing of Benjamin Hooks

Action News 5 received the following press release from Mike McWherter's office:

"Whenever and wherever injustice reared its ugly head, Benjamin Hooks would emerge as a powerful voice of reason, as a champion for freedom, and as a fighter against all oppression.  He has been an inspiration to so many, and because of his life's work his legacy shall live on forever.  My father, Ned McWherter, and I are both saddened by the loss our friend."