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
Hays, Brooks--Oratory; United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964; African Americans--Civil rights;
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Excerpts of Remarks of Hon. Brooks Hays at the Statewide Civil Rights Informational Meeting Hotel Marion Little Rock, Arkansas December 7, 1964 10:30 A.M. No invitation I have had this year has brought me more gratification...