The Takeaway talks to President of the NAACP Benjamin Jealous

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

NAACP Benjamin Jealous, photo: Jeffrey Macmillan

NAACP Benjamin Jealous, photo: Jeffrey Macmillan

This week the NAACP kicked off a six-day convention celebrating its 100 year anniversary. Even with Barack Obama as our first African American president, the NAACP sees its work as far from finished. Last year, Benjamin Jealous, then 35, became the organization’s youngest president, with a plan to bring the NAACP into the 21st century.

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