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Benjamin Jealous

Attorney; Former President, NAACP

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 Benjamin Jealous Biography

Benjamin Todd Jealous was the 17th president and CEO of the NAACP. Appointed at age 35 in 2008, he is the youngest person to lead the century-old organization. During his tenure the NAACP's online activists have swelled from 175,000 to more than 600,000; its donors have increased from 16,000 individuals per year to more than 120,000; and its membership has increased three years in a row for the first time in more than 20 years.

Jealous began his career as a community organizer in Harlem in 1991 with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund while working his way through college. In 1993, after being suspended for organizing student protests at Columbia University, he went to work as an investigative reporter for Mississippi's frequently firebombed Jackson Advocate newspaper.

Over the past two decades he has helped organize successful campaigns to abolish the death penalty for children, stop Mississippi's governor from turning a public historically black university into a prison, and pass federal legislation against prison rape. His journalistic investigations have been credited with helping save the life of a white inmate who was being threatened for helping convict corrupt prison guards, free a black small farmer who was being framed for arson, and spur official investigations into law enforcement corruption.

A Rhodes Scholar, he is a graduate of Columbia and Oxford University and the past president of the Rosenberg Foundation, and he served as the founding director of Amnesty International's U.S. Human Rights Program. While at Amnesty, he authored the widely cited report "Threat and Humiliation: Racial Profiling, Domestic Security and Human Rights in the United States."

As president of the NAACP he has opened national programs on education, health and environmental justice. He has also greatly increased the organization's capacity to work on issues related to the economy and register and mobilize voters.

A fifth-generation member of the NAACP, Jealous comes from a long line of American freedom fighters. His mother, who descends from two black Reconstruction statesmen, desegregated Baltimore's Western High School for Girls in 1954 as a member of the NAACP's Youth and College Division. His father, who descends from a Revolutionary War soldier who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill and Sufragettes, was one of a small number of white men jailed during the Congress of Racial Equality's efforts to desegregate Baltimore's downtown business district. He is married to Lia Epperson Jealous, a civil rights lawyer and professor of constitutional law. In 2013, he was named a Young Global Leader.

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Benjamin Jealous

Attorney; Former President, NAACP

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Benjamin Jealous Biography

Benjamin Todd Jealous was the 17th president and CEO of the NAACP. Appointed at age 35 in 2008, he is the youngest person to lead the century-old organization. During his tenure the NAACP's online activists have swelled from 175,000 to more than 600,000; its donors have increased from 16,000 individuals per year to more than 120,000; and its membership has increased three years in a row for the first time in more than 20 years.

Jealous began his career as a community organizer in Harlem in 1991 with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund while working his way through college. In 1993, after being suspended for organizing student protests at Columbia University, he went to work as an investigative reporter for Mississippi's frequently firebombed Jackson Advocate newspaper.

Over the past two decades he has helped organize successful campaigns to abolish the death penalty for children, stop Mississippi's governor from turning a public historically black university into a prison, and pass federal legislation against prison rape. His journalistic investigations have been credited with helping save the life of a white inmate who was being threatened for helping convict corrupt prison guards, free a black small farmer who was being framed for arson, and spur official investigations into law enforcement corruption.

A Rhodes Scholar, he is a graduate of Columbia and Oxford University and the past president of the Rosenberg Foundation, and he served as the founding director of Amnesty International's U.S. Human Rights Program. While at Amnesty, he authored the widely cited report "Threat and Humiliation: Racial Profiling, Domestic Security and Human Rights in the United States."

As president of the NAACP he has opened national programs on education, health and environmental justice. He has also greatly increased the organization's capacity to work on issues related to the economy and register and mobilize voters.

A fifth-generation member of the NAACP, Jealous comes from a long line of American freedom fighters. His mother, who descends from two black Reconstruction statesmen, desegregated Baltimore's Western High School for Girls in 1954 as a member of the NAACP's Youth and College Division. His father, who descends from a Revolutionary War soldier who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill and Sufragettes, was one of a small number of white men jailed during the Congress of Racial Equality's efforts to desegregate Baltimore's downtown business district. He is married to Lia Epperson Jealous, a civil rights lawyer and professor of constitutional law. In 2013, he was named a Young Global Leader.

Benjamin Jealous Videos

  • Ben Jealous vs. Jill Stein on Progressive Strategy in 2016
  • Jill Stein vs. Ben Jealous
  • Ben Jealous on Police Reform on Vimeo

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  • How to book Benjamin Jealous?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Benjamin Jealous for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Benjamin Jealous, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Benjamin Jealous or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Benjamin Jealous?

    Booking fees for Benjamin Jealous, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Benjamin Jealous, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Benjamin Jealous?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Benjamin Jealous for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Benjamin Jealous for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Benjamin Jealous or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Benjamin Jealous or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Benjamin Jealous is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Benjamin Jealous for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Benjamin Jealous generally travels from Baltimore, MD, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Van Jones, Neil Giuliano, Nelson George, Glenn Loury and John Legend. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Benjamin Jealous for an upcoming event.

Benjamin Jealous Speaker Videos

  • Ben Jealous vs. Jill Stein on Progressive Strategy in 2016
    Jill Stein vs. Ben Jealous
  • Ben Jealous on Police Reform on Vimeo
    Diversity Lecture: Benjamin Jealous - YouTube
  • Ben Jealous at the 2012 HRC National Dinner - YouTube

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