Photo gallery: See the celebration honoring Hopkinsville native bell hooks

Take a look at scenes from a celebration Saturday of the life and legacy of author and Hopkinsville native bell hooks.

Approximately 400 people gathered Saturday at the Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville to pay tribute to feminist icon and author Gloria Jean Watkins, who is best known by her pen name bell hooks.

Here’s a look at scenes from the service, which featured musical performances, guest speakers and tributes from family and friends. (Click on the photos for more information and to scroll through.)

Photo gallery: See the celebration honoring Hopkinsville native bell hooks

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