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This Nonviolent Stuff
This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible
Published: 2015/01/26
Channel: LibraryOfCongress
Charles E. Cobb Jr. This Nonviolent Stuff
Charles E. Cobb Jr. This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed
Published: 2016/09/10
Channel: My Name Is My Name
Charles E. Cobb, Jr.: On the Road to Freedom
Charles E. Cobb, Jr.: On the Road to Freedom
Published: 2014/04/08
Channel: WGBHForum
Left of Black with Judy Richardson and Charles Cobb Jr.
Left of Black with Judy Richardson and Charles Cobb Jr.
Published: 2016/02/02
Channel: John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University
Book TV: Charles Cobb, "This Nonviolent Stuff
Book TV: Charles Cobb, "This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed"
Published: 2014/08/05
Channel: BookTV
The C.O.W.S. with Charles Cobb: This Nonviolent Stuff
The C.O.W.S. with Charles Cobb: This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed
Published: 2016/03/23
Channel: Mr H Fox
Changing America: From Martin Luther King to Mississippi - Charles E. Cobb - Jan. 21, 2016
Changing America: From Martin Luther King to Mississippi - Charles E. Cobb - Jan. 21, 2016
Published: 2016/01/22
Channel: Adams State University
Seeking Civil Rights & Freedom in 1960s Mississippi with Charles Cobb, Jr. 2014
Seeking Civil Rights & Freedom in 1960s Mississippi with Charles Cobb, Jr. 2014
Published: 2016/06/09
Channel: TheCMI atOU
Charles Hartshorne_Conversation with Charles Hartshorne_part 2 Q&A
Charles Hartshorne_Conversation with Charles Hartshorne_part 2 Q&A
Published: 2015/02/19
Channel: Center for Process Studies
Celebrate Black History 2014  On The Road to Freedom Featuring Charlie Cobb Jr
Celebrate Black History 2014 On The Road to Freedom Featuring Charlie Cobb Jr
Published: 2015/03/31
Channel: Fannie Lou Hamer
How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible (3/3)
How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible (3/3)
Published: 2015/02/05
Channel: TheRealNews
William Murphy - Everlasting God (Audio)
William Murphy - Everlasting God (Audio)
Published: 2016/05/20
Channel: WilliamMurphyVEVO
John Cobb_Religious Pluralism: A Discussion of John Cobb
John Cobb_Religious Pluralism: A Discussion of John Cobb's Transforming Christianity
Published: 2015/02/14
Channel: Center for Process Studies
2017 USA Baseball NTIS (16u) Game 1 - Team Capital vs. Team SoCal
2017 USA Baseball NTIS (16u) Game 1 - Team Capital vs. Team SoCal
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: Xavier Cruz
Charles E. Phillips Jr.
Charles E. Phillips Jr.
Published: 2008/05/19
Channel: New York Law School
COGIC Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake Preaching Praise Break
COGIC Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake Preaching Praise Break
Published: 2016/03/04
Channel: Anim Iyoni
Foreign Policy Challenges Facing the New Administration
Foreign Policy Challenges Facing the New Administration
Published: 2009/04/06
Channel: UChannel
Cobb Estate EVPs - Ghost Blog
Cobb Estate EVPs - Ghost Blog
Published: 2014/07/08
Channel: Mace Ravenwolf
East Cobb Middle Dance Team
East Cobb Middle Dance Team
Published: 2013/01/13
Channel: Charles Salem
Youth Football Highlights - North Cobb Warriors 2017 Scrimmage
Youth Football Highlights - North Cobb Warriors 2017 Scrimmage
Published: 2017/08/24
Channel: Capture a Star
Bishop TD Jakes, Bishop Charles E Blake Sr. Drama Church Business and ExEmployees
Bishop TD Jakes, Bishop Charles E Blake Sr. Drama Church Business and ExEmployees
Published: 2017/06/27
Channel: King Jives Show
North Cobb Warriors Youth Football Highlights 14u
North Cobb Warriors Youth Football Highlights 14u
Published: 2017/08/30
Channel: Capture a Star
1964 at 50: Remembering the Mississippi Summer Project
1964 at 50: Remembering the Mississippi Summer Project
Published: 2014/04/12
Channel: Organization of American Historians
This Nonviolent Stuffll Get You Killed How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible
This Nonviolent Stuffll Get You Killed How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible
Published: 2016/06/06
Channel: Francis Lambert
Dennis Cobb Jr  Table Tennis Prodigy # 2
Dennis Cobb Jr Table Tennis Prodigy # 2
Published: 2015/04/01
Channel: HWolfeIII
The Ambassador
The Ambassador's Changing Mission: Commercial Diplomacy in the 21st Century
Published: 2013/08/23
Channel: WoodrowWilsonCenter
Racial Slavery & Its Reverberations
Racial Slavery & Its Reverberations
Published: 2013/04/03
Channel: Brown University
SPMG 3670 Fall 2015 - Charlie Cobb 1
SPMG 3670 Fall 2015 - Charlie Cobb 1
Published: 2015/12/01
Channel: David Haase
SPMG 3670 Fall 2015 - Charlie Cobb 2
SPMG 3670 Fall 2015 - Charlie Cobb 2
Published: 2015/12/01
Channel: David Haase
South Cobb Junior Eagles 2014
South Cobb Junior Eagles 2014
Published: 2014/09/12
Channel: Johnny Bolton
Apostle Charles E Marsh preaching at Greater Restoration, Lumberton NC
Apostle Charles E Marsh preaching at Greater Restoration, Lumberton NC
Published: 2013/08/13
Channel: Pierre Cobb
Apostle Charles E. Marsh Jr. Preaching at Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church Abbottsburg NC
Apostle Charles E. Marsh Jr. Preaching at Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church Abbottsburg NC
Published: 2014/03/29
Channel: Pierre Cobb
SPMG 3670 Fall 2015 - Charlie Cobb 3
SPMG 3670 Fall 2015 - Charlie Cobb 3
Published: 2015/12/01
Channel: David Haase
King James Jr - Break Every Chain Mime Video (Tasha Cobbs)
King James Jr - Break Every Chain Mime Video (Tasha Cobbs)
Published: 2016/03/27
Channel: James Mckinnis Jr
What is PROCESS THEOLOGY? What does PROCESS THEOLOGY mean? PROCESS THEOLOGY meaning & explanation
What is PROCESS THEOLOGY? What does PROCESS THEOLOGY mean? PROCESS THEOLOGY meaning & explanation
Published: 2017/04/28
Channel: The Audiopedia
Apostle Charles E. Marsh Jr. "Triumph" 2 Corinthians 2:14 1.19.2014 2
Apostle Charles E. Marsh Jr. "Triumph" 2 Corinthians 2:14 1.19.2014 2
Published: 2014/01/20
Channel: Pierre Cobb
Charles John Cobb: A Christian Conscientious Objector
Charles John Cobb: A Christian Conscientious Objector
Published: 2007/08/16
Channel: excatholics
Cobb county boys playing basketball
Cobb county boys playing basketball
Published: 2011/05/02
Channel: Charles Prayor
USA Baseball South East NTIS Regional Tryout at Appalacian State University
USA Baseball South East NTIS Regional Tryout at Appalacian State University
Published: 2017/08/06
Channel: Xavier Cruz
Ancestral Remembrance Historic Marker Unveiling
Ancestral Remembrance Historic Marker Unveiling
Published: 2015/03/18
Channel: Bruce Merwin
Dr. John B. Cobb
Dr. John B. Cobb's Special Lesture
Published: 2015/02/04
Channel: glintv us
John Cobb
John Cobb
Published: 2010/10/27
Channel: wmsapril
YOU DESERVE IT JJ. HAIRSTON & YOUTHFUL PRAISE By EydelyWorshipLivingGodChannel
YOU DESERVE IT JJ. HAIRSTON & YOUTHFUL PRAISE By EydelyWorshipLivingGodChannel
Published: 2016/08/16
Channel: Eydely WorshipLivingGod
A comment from Minister Clarence E Cobb Jr
A comment from Minister Clarence E Cobb Jr
Published: 2008/03/30
Channel: cfinecoco
Jeremiah Camara Bible Teachings or Slave Sermons
Jeremiah Camara Bible Teachings or Slave Sermons
Published: 2016/09/10
Channel: My Name Is My Name
Ancestral Remembrance Ceremony and Historic Middle Passage Marker   Short Version
Ancestral Remembrance Ceremony and Historic Middle Passage Marker Short Version
Published: 2015/03/20
Channel: Bruce Merwin
In Memory of Brennan Rhyder Cobb 8/16/13
In Memory of Brennan Rhyder Cobb 8/16/13
Published: 2013/10/06
Channel: Amber E.
Charles Mack 6/13/15
Charles Mack 6/13/15
Published: 2015/06/16
Channel: Jeff Ziemecki
Prophet Pierre Cobb at House of Prayer & Deliverance 4/21/2013
Prophet Pierre Cobb at House of Prayer & Deliverance 4/21/2013
Published: 2013/04/22
Channel: Pierre Cobb
Chicago Select Baseball -  East Cobb Championship  2010 March Mayhem .wmv
Chicago Select Baseball - East Cobb Championship 2010 March Mayhem .wmv
Published: 2010/03/23
Channel: Mr247Baseball
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Charles E. Cobb Jr.
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Cobb at a talk about his book at Potters House in Washington D.C. on February 27, 2016.
Born (1943-06-23) June 23, 1943 (age 74)
Springfield, Massachusetts
Occupation journalist
Known for Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
Notable work "This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible"

Charles E. "Charlie" Cobb Jr. (born June 23, 1943) is a journalist, professor, and former activist with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Along with several veterans of SNCC, Cobb established and operated the African-American bookstore Drum and Spear in Washington, D.C. from 1968 to 1974.[1] Currently he is a senior analyst at allAfrica.com and a visiting professor at Brown University.

Biography[edit]

Cobb was born in Washington, DC, in 1943 and grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts. His parents were politically active.[2] His great grandfather founded a farming community in Mississippi called New Africa in 1888.[3] In the fall of 1961 Cobb started studies at Howard University where he became active in the Civil Rights Movement. After following and reading about the sit-in demonstrations, Cobb participated in a protest against segregation in Annapolis, Maryland, where he was arrested in an act of civil disobedience.[4][5] In 1962 he traveled to the Mississippi Delta and became a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).[6] His work and activism as SNCC field secretary lasted until 1967. He mainly worked in Washington, Issaquena, and Sunflower counties in Mississippi. While in Mississippi, Cobb wrote a proposal to SNCC to set up Freedom Schools that was submitted in December 1963.[7] Cobb wrote that Freedom Schools should be set up "to fill an intellectual and creative vacuum in the lives of young Negro Mississippians, and to get them to articulate their own desires, demands, and questions..."[8] In 1967 Cobb visited Vietnam with Julius Lester with the assistance of the Bertrand Russell War Crimes Tribunal. After returning, he and other SNCC veterans established Drum and Spear Bookstore in Washington, DC, which became for a time the largest bookstore in the country specializing in books for and about black people.[9][10] He also helped establish at this time the Center for Black Education in Washington, DC.[11] Later he traveled through parts of Africa, including Tanzania, where he lived in 1970 and 1971.

In 1974 Cobb began his career in journalism when he began reporting for WHUR Radio in Washington, DC. Later, in 1976, Cobb started work at National Public Radio as a foreign affairs reporter, working on the network’s coverage of Africa. Cobb helped to establish the NPR’s first coverage of African affairs. After leaving National Public Radio, Cobb worked as a correspondent for the PBS show Frontline from 1983 until 1985. In 1985 he became the first black staff writer for National Geographic Magazine. He was a member of National Geographic′s editorial staff from 1985 to 1997. Currently Cobb is a senior analyst at allAfrica.com.

Recognition[edit]

Cobb was a founding member of the National Association of Black Journalists and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2008.[12][13] Cobb is currently a visiting professor of Africana studies at Brown University, where he teaches a course called "The Organizing Tradition of the Southern Civil Rights Movement."[14]

Selected publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davis, Joshua Clark. "Black-Owned Bookstores: Anchors of the Black Power Movement". Black Perspectives. Retrieved February 20, 2017. 
  2. ^ Stabile, Lori (June 22, 2013). "Fellowship Center at St. John's Congregational Church named after civil rights leader Rev. Charles Cobb". Mass Live. 
  3. ^ Cobb, Charles (April 1999). "Traveling The Blues Highway". National Geographic. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ Cobb, Charles. "CRMvet.org". Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "400 TRY NEW SIT-IN DRIVE; 15 ARRESTED". The Sun. November 19, 1961. 
  6. ^ Cobb, Charles. "From Atlanta to East Africa". No Easy Victories. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  7. ^ Payne, Charles (1995). I've Got The Light of Freedom. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. p. 302. ISBN 978-0-520-25176-2. 
  8. ^ Cobb, Charles. "Prospectus for a Summer Freedom School Program in Mississippi". 
  9. ^ Gilmore, Brian. "Drum & Spear Bookstore". Beltway Poetry Quarterly. 
  10. ^ Manns, Adrienne (August 27, 1968). "Ghetto Book Shop Finds Untapped Literary Mart". The Washington Post. 
  11. ^ Lewis, John (August 9, 1969). "Black Voices". Afro-American. 
  12. ^ "NABJ Founders". National Association of Black Journalists. 
  13. ^ "Past Hall Of Fame Honorees". National Association of Black Journalists. 
  14. ^ "Charles E. Cobb Jr". Brown University. 
  15. ^ Radical Equations at Google Books.
  16. ^ No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists Over a Half Century, 1950–2000
  17. ^ On the Road to Freedom: A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail

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