Human Rights Leader Ben Jealous To Speak Locally
Former NAACP President To Host Book-Signing Event At Underground Books
Ben Jealous, one of America’s modern-day advocates for human rights, justice, and the youngest person to serve as NAACP President and CEO, is scheduled to host a book signing event Monday, Feb. 20, at Underground Books. Jealous will be in conversation with OBSERVER publisher Larry Lee, followed by a book signing for his new book, “Never Forget Our People Were Always Free.” The event will start at 6 p.m.
Hailed by the Washington Post as “one of the nation’s most prominent civil rights leaders,” Jealous has devoted his life and career, including his tenure as president of the NAACP, to ending injustice and racism by strengthening the bonds among Americans of all races, creeds, colors, and political ideologies.
Currently, Jealous is the Sierra Club new Executive Director and a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at University of Pennsylvania Carey Law, where he currently teaches a course on Leadership and Racial Justice