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Jelani Cobb

Award-winning diversity speaker and New Yorker staff writer Jelani Cobb will speak at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in Yost Auditorium of the Howard J. Burnett Center.

Cobb’s lecture, “The Half Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today,” is free and open to the public.

Cobb is a recipient of the Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion & Analysis Journalism for his New Yorker columns, which examine the complexity of race and race relations in the United States. His articles include “The Anger in Ferguson,” “Murders in Charleston,” and “What We Talk About When We Talk About Reparations.” He also has received the Walter Bernstein Award from the Writer’s Guild of America for his investigative series Policing the Police, which aired on PBS Frontline.

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Event Organizer: African American Studies Program
Event Venue: Jelani Cobb Lecture
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