Bridging The Movement: Charlie Cobb & Monifa Bandele

Charlie Cobb and Monifa Bandele

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 7:00pm-7:30pm

Charles E. Cobb JR., retired senior analyst for, the world’s largest electronic provider of news and information from Africa. He is also a visiting professor at Brown University where he conducts an undergraduate seminar titled The Organizing Tradition of the Southern Civil Rights Movement. He was a SNCC field secretary in Mississippi from 1962-67. Cobb’s latest book is This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed.  He is also the author of On the Road to Freedom, a Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail. With civil rights organizer and educator Robert P. Moses he co-authored Radical Equations, Civil Rights From Mississippi to the Algebra Project.

He is also a co-editor of No Easy Victories, American Activists and African Liberation over a Half Century. A founding member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Cobb began his journalism career in 1974 as a reporter for WHUR Radio in Washington, DC. In 1976 he joined the staff of National Public Radio as a foreign affairs reporter. From 1985-1997 Cobb was a member of the Editorial Staff of National Geographic magazine. In July 2008, Cobb was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame.

Monifa Bandele sits on the Leadership Team for the Movement for Black Lives. The Movement for Black Lives is an ecosystem of individuals and organizations creating a shared vision and policy agenda to win rights, recognition, and resources for Black people.

Monifa also sits on the steering committee for the New York-based Communities United for Police Reform. Just in the past decade, she led the launch of two historic and successful legal cases against police misconduct (Daniels v NYC and Floyd v NYC); worked to pass landmark police reform legislation in New York City (Community Safety Act 2013) and New York State (Repeal CRL 50-a bill, Special Prosecutor, and NY STAT Act); and was a contributing writer to M4BL’s Vision for Black Lives.