Life and Career of Ben Chavis

Mr. Chavis, the new head of the NAACP, talked about growing up in the segregated south and his involvement in civil rights struggles. He… read more

Mr. Chavis, the new head of the NAACP, talked about growing up in the segregated south and his involvement in civil rights struggles. He related how he joined the NAACP when he was twelve years old and how he went to the whites only library as a protest. He was jailed in the Wilmington, NC protest, but was released when the decision was subsequently overturned. Mr. Chavis was selected as NAACP executive director earlier this year. close

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Life and Career of Ben Chavis

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Program ID:
49973-1
Category:
American Profile
Format:
American Profile Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 05, 1993 | 5:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Sep 06, 1993 | 3:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Sep 05, 1993 | 5:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 05, 1993 | 11:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 06, 1993 | 12:12pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 06, 1993 | 3:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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