Brooks, Owen H.


The son of West Indian immigrants, electronics engineer, and Northeastern University graduate, Owen H. Brooks joined the staff of the Delta Ministry in May of 1965 at the age of 36. While in Boston (prior to his 1965 arrival in Mississippi), Brooks had been an active member of the NAACP and helped with SNCC fundraising efforts in Boston. Brooks was appointed director of the Delta Ministry in 1967. He served as a member of the steering committee of Mississippians United to Elect Negro Candidates and on the board of directors for the Delta Foundation (founded in 1969).

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