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The importance of passion and persistence

Ben Jealous on stage

Benjamin Todd Jealous, former president and CEO of the NAACP, visited the University in January to meet and talk with students and deliver the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address.

In his address, Jealous reminded the audience that although leaders like King, Nelson Mandela, Frederick Douglass, and Shirley Chisholm are often put on pedestals, they were in fact ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary things through their passion and persistence. A video about Jealous’s visit is available on the University’s YouTube page, www.youtube.com/UniversityRochester.

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