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William Jelani Cobb

William Jelani Cobb, Ph.D., a History Professor at Rutgers University, is former Associate Professor of History at Spelman College in Atlanta, and is a contributing writer for Essence magazine. His essays and reviews have appeared in The Washington Post, The Progressive, Alternet.org, and other publications. He has been a featured commentator on National Public Radio, and is the author of To The Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic and The Devil & Dave Chappelle and Other Essays.

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The Essential Harold Cruse
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The Essential Harold Cruse

Howard Cruse; Edited by William Jelani Cobb with a foreword by Stanley Crouch
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

In 1967, as the movement for civil rights was turning into a bitter, often violent battle for black power, Harold Cruse's The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual burst onto the scene. It was...

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