Professor Peniel Joseph’s latest book, Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama.
Free Lecture at the Cambridge Public Library
Who: Professor Peniel Joseph of Tufts University
What: History of Black Power and the Civil Rights Movement
Where: Cambridge Public Library, Lecture Hall
When: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Joseph will discuss his book “Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama” as well as his work about the movement that was sparked during the civil rights era and its continuing legacy.
Joseph is professor of history at Tufts University, and author of the award winning “Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America, The Black Power Movement: Rethinking the Civil Rights-Black Power Era and Neighborhood Rebels: Black Power at the Local Level.” He is a frequent national commentator on issues of race, democracy and civil rights who has appeared on MSNBC, CNN and NPR. During the 2008 presidential election, he served as a historical analyst for the PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Professor Joseph’s essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Chronicle Review. He was recently named an Emerging Leader in Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 Issue.
For those of who have seen Dr. Joseph speak you know he is not to be missed. And those who haven’t will be in for a treat. Dr. Joseph will be signing copies of his book following the program.
Take out one of Dr. Joseph’s books here.