NAACP PRESIDENT BEN JEALOUS IS STEPPING DOWN

Posted: September 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

Benjamin Jealous, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said Sunday that he plans to step down by the end of the year.

When Jealous was hired as its president in 2008 at age 35, he became the youngest leader in the group’s history. 

In a written statement Sunday, Jealous said he plans to pursue teaching at a university and wants to spend time with his young family.

“The NAACP has always been the largest civil rights organization in the streets, and today it is also the largest civil rights organization online, on mobile and at the ballot box too,” Jealous said. “I am proud to leave the association financially sound, sustainable, focused, and more powerful than ever.”

Jealous plans to step down on Dec. 31. His departure plans were first reported by USA Today.

 

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Comments
  1. V.E.G. says:

    Wow! Ben Jealous shares the common ancestor as the hero, Victoria Leigh Soto!

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