Jelani Cobb on Civil Rights in the Contemporary United States

Cobb PosterThe Summersell Center is pleased to welcome Jelani Cobb to the University of Alabama campus on Thursday, March 5. An associate professor of history and Director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut, Cobb is the author of several books; a frequent contributor to The New Yorker magazine and MSNBC; a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The Washington Post, Essence, and Vibe; and a featured commentator for NPR, CNN, Al-Jazeera, and other national broadcast outlets on subjects related to civil rights, African American history, and contemporary politics. His talk, entitled “The Two Browns: Civil Rights in the Age of Ferguson and Obama,” will take place at 6:30 pm in Morgan Hall Auditorium, and is free and open to the public. This event is cosponsored by the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Sciences; New College; the Departments of American Studies, Criminal Justice, Gender and Race Studies, History, and Political Science; and by University Programs.