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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.

Author: Ben Chavis; Racine Tucker Hamilton; Rick Warwick; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Nonprofit chief executive Benjamin Franklin Chavis, Jr. was born on January 22, 1948, in Oxford, North Carolina. He received his B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte; his M.Div. degree from Duke University; and his D.Min. degree from Howard University. In 1971, Chavis became program director of the United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice. In 1972, he and the “Wilmington 10” were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Ben Chavis; Ben Chavis
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Chavis; Racine Tucker Hamilton; Rick Warwick; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000518762
Credits: Videographer, Rick Warwick.
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Racine Tucker Hamilton, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Washington, District of Columbia
2004 December 20.
Recorded
Washington, District of Columbia
2005 February 2.
Description: 1 online resource (9 video files (4 hr., 24 min., 30 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.
Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.

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Nonprofit chief executive Benjamin Franklin Chavis, Jr. was born on January 22, 1948, in Oxford, North Carolina. He received his B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte; his M.Div. degree from Duke University; and his D.Min. degree from Howard University. In 1971, Chavis became program director of the United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice. In 1972, he and the “Wilmington 10” were convicted of conspiracy and arson. After serving nearly a decade in prison, the charges were overturned. In 1985, Chavis was named CEO of the UCC-CRJ. In 1993, he served as executive director and CEO of the NAACP. In 1995, he was appointed national director of the Million Man March and was later named East Coast Regional Minister of the Nation of Islam. In 2001, Chavis co-founded the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network. In 2014, he was elected interim president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association.

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