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Former NAACP president to deliver keynote address at Canisius College

Former NAACP president Benjamin Jealous will give the keynote address at the Canisius College Black History Month celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The day of workshops and information sessions, hosted by the college’s Academic Talent Search Program, is free and open to the public.

Jealous, a Rhodes scholar and a graduate of Columbia and Oxford universities, spent 15 years as a journalist and community organizer before becoming the youngest president in NAACP history in 2008. Recently he joined the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kapor Capital and published a book, “Reach: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading and Succeeding.” His topic will be “The Secret of Unleashing Inner Greatness.”