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National Book Festival

Peniel E. Joseph is an author, historian, activist and professor at Tufts University who focuses much of his work on civil rights, democracy and race relations. Joseph is also a popular commentator on these issues and he has been featured on NPR, PBS’s NewsHour and CSPAN’s Book TV. He is the author of the award-winning “Waiting ‘til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America” and “Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama.” In “Stokely: A Life” (Basic Civitas Books/Perseus), a work 10 years in the making, Joseph provides an authoritative biography of Stokely Carmichael, a key player in the civil rights movement as the leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and later black power movement.

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Peniel E. Joseph

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