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You're Invited to Ben Jealous' FREE BOOK EVENT

You're Invited to Ben Jealous' FREE BOOK EVENT


Get ready for an incredible book reading of "Never Forget Our People Were Always Free."

Join the community for an evening with Benjamin Jealous, a social entrepreneur, changemaker, and former NAACP president. Jealous will reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through the lens of his work as a civil rights leader, former investigative journalist, and educator.

Jealous was one of the youngest presidents in NAACP history. He has also served as president of the Rosenberg Foundation, founding director of Amnesty International’s U.S. Human Rights Program, and executive director of the National Newspaper Publishers Association — the largest trade association of African-American owned newspapers. In Mississippi, Jealous was editor of the Jackson Advocate newspaper and a NAACP community organizer. He started his career in civil rights at age 18, working in the mailroom of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Event Info

  • Dates: February 19, 2023
  • Location: Marcus Bookstore
  • Address: 3900 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609
  • Phone: (510) 652-2344
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: FREE
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