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Ben Jealous returns to his hometown, discusses new memoir

Gage Skidmore
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Benjamin Jealous speaking with attendees at an event titled "The Corporatization of Criminal Justice" in April of 2017 at the Beus Center for Law and Society at Arizona State University.

Pacific Grove native Ben Jealous lead the NAACP. Now he's the first black person to head the Sierra Club and their fight against climate change.

Jealous is coming back hometown region to sign his new best-selling book, "Never Forget Our People Were Always Free." He'll be at Monterey's Luminata Books & Gifts on Sunday, March 12, at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, March 14, at the Pacific Grove Library, at 6:30 p.m.

KAZU's Lisa Ledin spoke with Jealous earlier this month. Jealous says that surfing at Asilomar Beach shaped his philosophy of leadership.

Lisa Ledin joined KAZU in 2009, bringing with her a treasure trove of knowledge and expertise in local arts and culture. She is a voice of KAZU's underwriting announcements and also hosts Morning Edition every Friday, and Weekend Edition Saturdays.