Peniel Joseph
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Peniel E. Joseph

Peniel E. Joseph is Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and Professor of History at Tufts University. He is the author of the award-winning Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America; Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama; and the newly released Stokely: A Life. He is also the editor of The Black Power Movement: Rethinking the Civil Rights-Black Power Era, and Neighborhood Rebels: Black Power at the Local Level. He received a B.A. from SUNY at Stony Brook and a Ph.D. from Temple University. Dr. Joseph is a frequent observer on issues of race, democracy, and civil rights whose commentary has been featured on National Public Radio, The Colbert Report, PBS, and MSNBC.  His articles, Op-Eds, and book reviews have been published in newspapers from The Washington Post to The New York Times.

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