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Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr. - Civil Rights Leader, Educator, Author & Producer

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Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. is the new CEO & President of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and the President of Education Online Services Corporation. Additionally, Dr. Chavis is the President and CEO of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN). HSAN, the world’s largest coalition of hip-hop artists and recording industry executives, was co-founded by Dr. Chavis and Business Mogul Russell Simmons.

ALSO CELEBRATED FOR…

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. was the statewide youth coordinator in NC for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).  In 1970, Chavis was appointed Southern Regional Program Director of the United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice (UCC-CRJ) and was named the Executive Director and CEO of the UCC-CRJ.  In 1988, Dr. Chavis was elected Vice President of the National Council of Churches of the USA.  

In 1993 and 1994 Dr. Chavis served as the Executive Director and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

In  1995, Dr. Chavis was the National Director and organizer of the Million Man March. From 1995 to 1997, Chavis was the Executive Director and CEO of the National African American Leadership Summit (NAALS). 

Website - http://drbenjaminfchavisjr.wix.com/drbfc

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/benjamin.chavis

Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hU38P9Suwo#t=308

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