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Ben Jealous

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Ben Jealous

President and CEO of NAACP

    Benjamin Todd Jealous

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    • 18 Jan 1973 
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    • Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, California 
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    • President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

      Ben Jealous is a civil rights leader and advocate for social justice. Born on January 18, 1973, in Carmel, California, Jealous served as the President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

      From an early age, Jealous demonstrated a deep passion for civil rights and racial equality. He attended Columbia University, where he studied political science and became actively involved in campus activism. Jealous continued his education at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, earning a Master of Science in comparative social research.

      Jealous's career in social justice gained significant momentum when he became the youngest-ever president of the NAACP in 2008 at the age of 35. During his tenure from 2008 to 2013, he brought a renewed energy to the organization and spearheaded numerous successful initiatives. Jealous was a staunch advocate for voter registration and fought against discriminatory voter identification laws that disproportionately affected minority communities. He also worked tirelessly to address economic inequality, education disparities, and criminal justice reform.

      Under Jealous's leadership, the NAACP experienced remarkable growth and influence. He revitalized the organization by embracing technology and social media to engage younger generations and mobilize support for crucial causes. Jealous's commitment to empowering marginalized communities and amplifying their voices resonated with people across the nation, making the NAACP a formidable force in the fight for civil rights.

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    • Lia Epperson

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