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Benjamin Jealous
Benjamin JealousHeadshot

Benjamin Jealous

Social Entrepreneur, Changemaker, and Former NAACP President
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Renowned activist, civil rights leader, community organizer and 2018 Maryland gubernatorial candidate Benjamin Jealous outlines what it will take to secure true equality for all Americans and to empower the next generation to lead toward a better future. 

The former president and CEO of the NAACP, Benjamin served as the youngest president in its history. During Jealous’ tenure, the NAACP became the largest door-to-door voter registration operation nationwide. Recently, after a half decade as a partner at Kapor Capital, Jealous has returned to organizing as the newly elected president of People for the American Way ( – a 40 year old multi-racial coalition focused on advancing justice, equality, democracy and opportunity in the US.

During his dynamic and rousing speeches, Benjamin exposes the ways in which our country’s history of racial inequality continues, offering a powerful and empowering narrative that encourages individuals to contribute to making lasting change. Drawing from real-life stories from his efforts and the struggles of others, he rallies audiences to continue working for progress.

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