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NAACP's Youngest President Begins His Term

Afro.com, Posted: Sep 12, 2008

BALTIMORE -- Ben Jealous, a former managing editor of the Jackson Advocate newspaper in Mississippi, will begin his first year as the youngest president of the NAACP on Oct. 18. The NAACP's national board of directors has approved a three-year contract for the new president, according to Afro.com. The NAACP's board of directors voted 35 to 2, with one absentee, to approve his contract. Jealous replaces interim president Dennis Hayes, who has been leading the organization since Bruce Gordon left in March 2007.

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