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
Personal details
Born (1950-07-05)July 5, 1950
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Died June 11, 2000(2000-06-11) (aged 49)
near Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
Alma mater Morehouse College
Cleveland State University

Earl T. Shinhoster (July 5, 1950 – June 11, 2000) was a Black civil rights activist in Savannah, Georgia.[1]

Shinhoster was born in Savannah in 1950, he was an alumnus 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.[2] He was survived by a wife and son.

In 2001 the Georgia Legislature passed a resolution [3][4] to designate the Earl T. Shinhoster Interchange and the Earl T. Shinhoster Bridge to honor him.

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