Book Talk w/Ben Jealous, Former NAACP President
Join Ben Jealous, former NAACP president and former vice president at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, for a book talk on Reach: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading & Succeeding, an inspiring collection of essays from black men who are making a difference in their communities. The book collects forty first-person accounts from well-known men like the Rev. Al Sharpton, John Legend, Isiah Thomas, Bill T. Jones, Louis Gossett, Jr., and Talib Kweli, alongside influential community organizers, businessmen, religious leaders, philanthropists, and educators. Powerful and indispensable to our ongoing cultural dialogue, Reach explodes myths about black men by providing rare, candid, and deeply personal insights into their lives. Jealous is joined at the talk by two Marylanders with essays in the book: Emmanuel Cephas, the founder of Human Storm, and Rodney D. Foxworth, Jr., founder of Invested Impact. In conjunction with the exhibition Question Bridge: Black Males.
Jealous has been on the “40 Under 40” Lists of both Forbes and Time. In 2013, the Washington Post referred to him as “one of the nation’s most prominent civil rights leaders.”
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