Funeral arrangements announced for Dr. Benjamin Hooks

Dr. Benjamin Hooks
Dr. Benjamin Hooks

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Family, friends, and special dignitaries will pay their last respects to Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks next week.  Funeral arrangements, which are open to the public, have now been set for the civil rights icon.

Tuesday, April 20
12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Greater Middle Baptist Church
4982 Knight Arnold, Memphis

Wednesday, April 21
11:00 a.m.
Temple of Deliverance
369 G. E. Patterson Ave, Memphis

Hooks will be buried at Elmwood Cemetery.

Because Hooks impacted lives across the country, many people from near and far are planning on attending the service.  White House officials say no decision has been made yet on who from the Obama Administration will attend, but they do plan to release those details in the coming days.

If you can't attend it in person, you can watch Wednesday's funeral here on

Click here for Action News 5's coverage of Dr. Benjamin Hooks' death.

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