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Word Warrior


Sep 29 2015


12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Word Warrior

Word Warrior: On Pioneering African American Radio Journalist Richard Durham

A Conversation with Sonja Williams and Charles E. Cobb

A conversation about pioneering African American radio journalist Richard Durham, with scholar, author, and radio producer Sonja D. Williams of Howard University, hosted by civil rights leader Charles E. (“Charlie”) Cobb. Williams has compiled a list of resources related to Richard Durham here.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. This event is co-sponsored by Duke University’s Forum for Scholars and Publics, Center for Documentary Studies, Department for African & African American Studies, and DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy.


Sonja Williams

Howard University

Sonja D. Williams is a professor in the Department of Media, Journalism, and Film at Howard University and the winner of three George Foster Peabody Awards as a radio producer. Her credits include the radio series Wade in the Water: African American Sacred Music Traditions and Black Radio: Telling It…...

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Charles E. “Charlie” Cobb

Charles E. "Charlie" Cobb, Jr. is a journalist, author, and veteran of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Currently he is a senior analyst at and author of the recent book, This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible. Since 2014 Charlie has…...

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