Since Benjamin Chavis Mohammad was blissfully born in a self-aware African-American family, he was familiar with the black people’s struggle for right in the white-dominated US society. At the age of twelve, he became a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) inspired by his father. Indeed from the very beginning of his early education, he learned to be aware of his right as a member of the less privileged people of color. From this awareness, he had been able to abolish the racial entrance rule in a library at Oxford in North Carolina. (Lewis 1) A querulous boy who could question a white-only library authority about his right to enter into it, Benjamin was carefully taught by his wise father to be a non-violent but studious pursuer of right. This teaching enabled him greatly to successfully involve in various civil society organizations and movements, as in this regard, Encyclopedia of World Biography writes, A child’s simple act of disobedience and intellectual curiosity had shattered the overt racism of an institution whose sole mission, young Chavis Muhammad knew, should have been the enrichment of minds—those of blacks and whites (Encyclopedia of World Biography).
Prudently Benjamin Chavis Mohammad was able to pursue the zeal of his age, the role of people’s unity and awareness against the built-in racism in establishing the right of the Black. After taking the directorship of the NAACP in 1993, Benjamin Chavis primarily focused the organization attention on the black youth with a view to involving them in the black community’s empowerment and education, as in an interview with Neila A. Lewis, Chavis says, I want them to understand that we’re interested in empowerment and education, A lot of things we need to do to gain their confidence we’re simply not doing. (Lewis 1) Having been involved with some leading positions during African-American Civil Right Movement in the preceding years, he prudently felt the violence of the derailed black youth that could threaten the black community’s image.