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About the Author

Paul Von Blum is Senior Lecturer in African American Studies and Communication Studies at UCLA. He has taught at the University of California since 1968, serving 11 years at UC Berkeley before arriving at UCLA in 1980. He is the author of six books and numerous articles on art, culture, education, and politics. His most recent book is "Paul Robeson for Beginners" (2014). Other books Von Blum has authored include "Racism and the Law" and "A Life at the Margins: Keeping the Political Vision," his 2011 memoir that chronicles almost 50 years of political activism, starting with his civil rights work in the South and elsewhere in the early 1960s.

 

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