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Dr. Ben Chavis is a trailblazer in civil and human rights with decades of experience on the frontlines for justice including serving time in a North Carolina prison as a member of the famous and recently pardoned Wilmington Ten. In 1963, as a statewide youth coordinator in NC for the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). In 1970, he was appointed Southern Regional Program Director of the 1.7million member United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice (UCC-CRJ) and by 1985 was named the Executive Director and CEO. In 1988, Dr. Chavis was elected Vice President of the National Council of Churches of the USA. From 1985 to 1993, Dr. Chavis wrote and produced the national syndicated newspaper column and radio program, “Civil Rights Journal.” In 1993 and 1994 Dr. Chavis served as the Executive Director and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and in 1995, he 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).
Dr. Chavis is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN), the world’s largest coalition of hip-hop artists and recording industry executives. He is also currently the President of Education Online Services Corporation (EOServe Corp), the world’s leading provider of online higher education for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other academic institutions of higher learning throughout the world.
Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis has authored numerous books and other publications and continues to be one of the most sought after social and political observers of our time.
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