After Tumble, Chavis Reclaims Leadership Role
Freeman, Gregory, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
A YEAR AGO, the Rev. Ben Chavis was dead. Figuratively, anyway.
Crossing swords with the NAACP, of which he was executive director, Chavis found himself tossed out the door and left for dead. He was, in fact, a man without a country, someone who wanted to make a difference for African-Americans but who had no organizational base from which to do it.
That was rough for a man who had been involved in the civil rights struggle for years. He joined the NAACP after heading the United Church of Christ's Commission for Racial Justice. He had developed a reputation as an outspoken advocate for civil rights. He was initially viewed as just what the NAACP needed after …
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Publication information: Article title: After Tumble, Chavis Reclaims Leadership Role. Contributors: Freeman, Gregory - Author. Newspaper title: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO). Publication date: November 17, 1995. Page number: 15D. © 2008 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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