Michael Teasley, a white student who became the first white president of an NAACP student chapter at a historically black college, was found dead in his apartment on Monday. He was 40 years old.
Teasley was elected to his unlikely position at Jackson State, in Jackson, Mississippi, in 2010.
“I’m doing the exact same thing that other people were murdered for in the 1960s,” hetold the Jackson Free Press in 2011. I started out registering people to vote, and I got to be president of the organization…and I don’t have to worry about being murdered. it’s like a breath of fresh air.” Read More