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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.