After stepping down as president of the NAACP in 2013, Ben Jealous met with his friend Mitch Kapor, a multimillionaire tech entrepreneur, and discussed his future.
The two men walked on the beach near Kapor’s house on Martha’s Vineyard as Jealous explained he might join several corporate boards and enroll in business school.
But Kapor said he thought sitting in a classroom would be a waste of talent for Jealous, a Rhodes scholar credited with re-energizing the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization.
“He said, ‘Why don’t you come...
President Barack Obama, at the time the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, speaks to attendees at the 99th annual convention of the NAACP in Cincinnati, Ohio.