Earl Shinhoster

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Earl Shinhoster
Executive Director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
In office
1994–1996
Preceded by Benjamin Chavis
Succeeded by Kweisi Mfume

Earl T. Shinhoster (1950–2000) was a Black civil rights activist in Savannah, Georgia.

Shinhoster was born in Savannah in 1950, he was an alumni of Morehouse College and Cleveland State University. As a teenager, he was involved in the Civil Rights Movement. In 1994-95, he served as Interim Executive Director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Shinhoster died near Montgomery, Alabama in a car collision in 2000.[1] He was survived by a wife and son.

In 2001 the Georgia Legislature passed a resolution [2][3] to designate the Earl T. Shinhoster Interchange and the Earl T. Shinhoster Bridge to honor him.

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