Time Magazine Names NAACP President to “40 Under 40” List

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous has been selected as one of TIME’s “40 Under 40 - Rising Stars of U.S. Politics.” Here’s what they had to say:

The youngest-ever leader of the civil rights organization, Jealous, 37, is steering the NAACP through an era marked by both the election of the first African-American President and rising racial tension, including a spat between the Tea Party movement and Jealous himself. He helped organize a Washington rally this month for a coalition of progressive groups he calls "the antidote" to the Tea Party.

This is the first year TIME has compiled the 40 Under 40 list. The story will be featured in the October 25, 2010 issue, on sale Friday, October 15.

To read Time's interview with President Jealous, please visit this link.

View the full list here: www.time.com/40under40