Charles E. Cobb Jr.: On the Road to Freedom

TUE, FEB 19, 2008 (56:52)

Charles E. Cobb Jr., a prominent black journalist and reporter for NPR and PBS’ Frontline, discusses On the Road to Freedom: A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail. The book is a guide to over 400 historic sites in America linked to the Civil Right Movement.

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Charles E. Cobb, Jr. is a distinguished journalist and former member of National Geographic Magazine’s editorial staff. He currently is Senior Writer and Diplomatic Correspondent for, the leading online provider of news from and about Africa. From 1962-1967 he served as a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi. He began his journalism career in 1974 as a reporter for WHUR Radio in Washington, D.C. In 1976 he joined the staff of National Public Radio as a foreign affairs reporter, bringing to that network its first regular coverage of Africa. From 1985 to 1997, Cobb was a National Geographic staff member, traveling the globe to write stories on places from Eritrea to Russia’s Kuril Islands. He is also the co-author, with civil rights organizer and educator Robert P. Moses, of Radical Equations, Civil Rights from Mississippi to the Algebra Project.

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