Ben Richmond fills a responsibility to steward his parent’s work in the civil rights movement and to further the principles and values taught by Dr. Martin Luther King.
Richmond is the president and CEO of the Louisville Urban League which serves as an active partner, leader, and catalyst to assist African Americans, other minority groups and the disadvantaged attain social and economic equality and stability. Richmond began his career with the Urban League in Madison, Wisconsin in 1979 and from 1982-1987 he was president and CEO of the Battle Creek, Michigan chapter.
Before his career with the Urban League, Richmond spent seven years traveling Europe as part of the Northeast German Music Academy. He received his bachelor’s degree from Tougaloo College and a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.