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THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND THE HUMANITIES
BEN JEALOUS, President of the NAACP
Ben Jealous is the President and CEO of the NAACP. A graduate of Columbia and Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, he has served as President of the Rosenberg Foundation and was the founding director of Amnesty International's U.S. Human Rights Program. Over the past two decades, he has helped organize successful campaigns to abolish the death penalty for children, prevent prison rape, and halt the conversion of a historically black university into a prison. During his tenure as President of the NAACP, he has enhanced the organization's focus on economic issues and voter mobilization. He has also opened national programs on education, health, and environmental justice.
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