DuBois is 26 years old....
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stepping back in time...
“Obama’s man of faith
Staff member who found his voice at BU leads religious outreach”
Joshua DuBois, 25, is Barack Obama’s religious affairs director. (Mike Theiler for the Boston Globe)
By Michael Paulson
Globe Staff / July 10, 2008
SNIPPET: “He was just 17 years old, a freshman at Boston University, and he didn’t know what else to do. A jury in New York had just acquitted the four police officers whose 41 bullets had killed an unarmed Guinean immigrant named Amadou Diallo.
So Joshua DuBois wrote “NO MORE” on a placard, planted himself on an expanse of pavement along Commonwealth Avenue, in front of a memorial to Martin Luther King Jr., and stood there - 41 hours for 41 shots.”
SNIPPET: “That vigil - which the politic DuBois now says he thinks of as a listening session and not a protest - marked the beginning of a journey for DuBois that has now taken him, at the age of 25, to the post of religious affairs director for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.”