June 7, 1996 |
The NAACP does not have to pay the $332,400 promised by former Executive Director Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. to settle an employee's sexual-harassment claim, a jury ruled Thursday. The jury also concluded the civil rights organization is entitled to a refund of the money already paid. "This marks the end of a very unfortunate episode in the recent history of a great American organization," said NAACP President Kweisi Mfume. Mary E.
July 14, 1995 |
An audit released Thursday found that some NAACP officers squandered about $150,000 on personal trips, clothing and children's toys at a time when the civil rights organization was plunging into debt. Myrlie Evers-Williams, chairwoman of the board of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, announced the findings after meeting with board members. The audit focused on Benjamin L. Hooks, executive director of the NAACP for 15 years; the Rev. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.
October 22, 1994 |
The NAACP has settled a lawsuit by fired Executive Director Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., a court-appointed mediator said Friday. The announcement came three days before a judge was to determine whether to order the civil rights group to reinstate him. "It's been resolved," said the mediator, Robert Barnett. Terms of the settlement, which was filed in Superior Court, were not disclosed.
September 23, 1994 |
The NAACP has sued its former executive director, Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., for $82,400, saying the NAACP board never authorized him to commit the organization's funds to settle a onetime aide's claim of sexual harassment. The board fired Chavis Aug. 20 in the biggest internal upheaval in the 85-year history of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People. The firing came after it was learned that Chavis made a secret deal to pay Mary E. Stansel as much as $332,400 in NAACP funds.
August 25, 1994 |
Only days after the NAACP fired Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. as executive director and minutes after a judge refused to reinstate him, Chavis and organization leaders agreed Wednesday to discuss an amicable settlement of their bitter dispute. Superior Court Judge Herbert Dixon declined Chavis' request Wednesday for a temporary restraining order, saying he could no more order the NAACP to take Chavis back than he could force Chavis to continue to work against his wishes.
August 24, 1994 |
On April 9, 1993, Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., the freshly elected NAACP executive director, struck a confrontational pose as he attempted to reverse the moribund image of the 85-year-old civil rights organization. Sixteen months later, Chavis was history--fired last weekend, in the words of one board member, for racing the group's engines "too hard, too fast." Now it's back to the future for the NAACP.