Peniel Joseph

historian and professor at the University of Texas at Austin, founder of the school’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy

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Peniel Joseph is Professor of History at University of Texas at Austin and Founding Director of its Center for the Study of Race and Democracy. He is a former professor of history at Tufts University and founding director of its Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, and a former associate professor of African and Afro-American studies at Brandeis University. Joseph is the author of Waiting 'til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America, Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama and Stokely: A Life.

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