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Shows featuring Benjamin Jealous

  • Julian Bond (1940-2015): Remembering Civil Rights Freedom Fighter Who Chaired NAACP , Co-founded SNCC Bond2
    We remember the life of civil rights pioneer Julian Bond, who died on Saturday at the age of 75. Bond first gained prominence in 1960 when he organized a series of student sit-ins while attending Morehouse College. He went on to help found SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. After the passage of the 1965...
    August 17, 2015 | Story
  • Chokwe Lumumba: Remembering "America’s Most Revolutionary Mayor" Lumumba2
    In Mississippi, the city of Jackson is grieving today following the sudden death of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, less than a year after he was elected. He suffered from heart failure on Tuesday. A longtime black nationalist organizer and attorney, Lumumba had been described as "America’s most revolutionary mayor."...
    February 26, 2014 | Story
  • Benjamin Jealous on Why He Is Leaving the NAACP , Future Plans Benjealous
    Ben Jealous is stepping down as president of the NAACP after a five-year term. After a busy tenure that saw him lead campaigns around issues including the death penalty, voting rights and police racial profiling, Jealous joins us to discuss his future plans: spending more time with his family, educating youth, and exploring...
    September 20, 2013 | Story