Immediately after the 1958 election, Brooks' friends
held a testimonial dinner, brooks gave a speech which
revealed the basic philosophy of government that guided
him throughout his life:
While I honor the office of representative, I am
Civil Rights; Integration; Little Rock Central High School; African-Americans; Blacks; Little Rock (Ark.); Daisy Bates; Christopher C. Mercer; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Herbert Thomas
Letter from Adolphine Terry describing April 10 meeting of an interracial group at Dunbar Community Center.
Hays, Brooks--Adversaries; Alford, Dale, 1916-2000; Faubus, Orval Eugene, 1910-1994; United States. Congress--Elections, 1958; Politicians--Arkansas--Press coverage;
FROM: EDWARD P. MORGAN AND THE NEWS Friday, November 7, 1958 American Broadcasting Network Putting the overplay of maudlin pollyannaisms aside, sometimes, surely, a man's finest hour really is in defeat. Ugly as the circumstances...
Hays, Brooks--Career in education; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963; Rutgers University;
The Washington Post WASHINGTON, D.C. D. 408,701 S. 491,212 JAN 1 8 1964 Hays to Rutgers The first of President Kennedy's men to leave the White House is one of the gentlest spirits in this hard-boiled town. Rutgers University will...
Hays, Brooks--Career in education; Rutgers University; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973; United States. Community Relations Service;
And So, Back To The White House Brooks Hays is courtly, Southern and a soft-spoken teller of tales. He savors the low-keyed humor of his native Arkansas, delighting in stories like the one about the old gentleman who, when asked "How do you...
Hays, Brooks--Death and burial; Hays, Brooks--Influence; Editorials;
David S. Broder
The Spirit of Brooks Hays
Brooks Hays of Arkansas was a wispy, balding man who was a presence in Washington for almost half of his 83 years-a favorite character, a beloved storyteller and a moral force of al-most unequaled...