Thursday, May 22, 2008

Ben Jealous - NAACP President

The NAACP's 64 member Board of Directors chose Ben Jealous, a 35 year old former news executive as its new president. He is the youngest leader chosen in the 99 year history of the organization.

Mr. Jealous was born in Pacific Grove California and educated at Columbia University and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. In 1991 he worked as a community organizer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund where he worked on health care access in Harlem.

His family proudly boast of 5 generations of NAACP memberships.


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