William Jelani Cobb

University of Connecticut

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Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut and Director of its Institute of African American Studies; author of The Devil & Dave Chapelle and Other Essays and The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama & the Paradox of Progress; former Professor of History at Spelman College

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