Roslyn M. Brock

Civil Rights Activist/Leader

In February 2010, Roslyn McCallister Brock, at age 44, became the youngest chairperson of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).  Before ascending to this groundbreaking role, she was the first woman and the youngest Vice Chairperson of the NAACP National Board of Directors.  The Fort Pierce, Fla., native earned a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from George Washington University in 1989 and Business Administratino from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  She succeeds Julian Bond as the NAACP's chair.



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