Charles Cobb Jr.

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Charles Cobb Jr.
Organizer, Agitator, Writer
Mississippi Delta, Sunflower County, Mississippi

As a college student in 1962, he joined the civil right movement in the Mississippi Delta, where he stayed as an organizer. Understanding that access to education is a fundamental human right, he aided in the establishment of Freedom Schools for racial uplift and community pride throughout the Delta. An acclaimed international journalist, he continues to use education as an empowerment strategy.