The Paterno Fellows Program is cosponsoring an informal conversation with historian Jeff Ogbar on Thursday, April 5, 11:30-12:45 in 124 Sparks. Lunch will be provided and the conversation is limited to the first 25 people who sign up, so Paterno Fellows should please send your RSVPs ASAP to Barbara Edwards (email@example.com). Reserve your place now.
Jeff Ogbar was born in Chicago and raised in Los
Angeles. A graduate of Morehouse College, he earned his MA ('93) and Ph.D. ('97) in U.S. History with a
minor in African studies from Indiana University. Since
1997 he has taught at the University of Connecticut's Department of
Dr. Ogbar studies black nationalism and radical social
protest. He has developed courses, lectured and published articles on
subjects as varied as Pan-Africanism, African American Catholics, civil
rights struggles, black nationalism and hip-hop. With the help of a fellowship from Harvard's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for
Afro-American Research, he completed work on his book Black Power: Radical Politics and African-American Identity (Johns Hopkins University Press.