LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-- The president and CEO of the NAACP, in keeping a promise to his daughter, will resign at the end of the year.
Ben Jealous said he will step down at the end of the year from the position he has held since 2008.
He said his daughter asked when he was “coming back” nearly 4 years ago. Jealous said he told her to give him 5 years.
“I explained how important this organization was,” he said. “Our family belonged for five generations. I had an important role to take it to the next level. Having done that, there was no excuse to no keep that promise to my daughter.”
No announcement has been made by the NAACP about a replacement.