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Matthew Frye Jacobson

Matthew Frye Jacobson, associate professor of American studies at Yale, is the author of Whiteness of a Different Color and Special Sorrows. He received his M.A. in American Studies from Boston College and his Ph.D. from Brown University. He lives in New York.


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Sid Jacobson

Sid Jacobson was the managing editor and editor in chief for Harvey Comics, where he created Richie Rich, and executive editor at Marvel Comics. With Ernie Colón he created The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation and Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography.


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Emmanuel Jal

EMMANUEL JAL lives in London. His music has been featured in the movie Blood Diamond, the documentary God Grew Tired of Us, and in three episodes of ER. He is a spokesman for Amnesty International and Oxfam, and has done work for Save the Children, UNICEF, World Food Programme, Christian Aid, and other charities, and has established his own charitable foundation, Gua Africa, to help former Sudanese child soldiers. He has been featured in Time Magazine, USA Today, the Washington Post, Newsweek.com, and on NPR, CNN, Fox, MTV, and the BBC. A documentary about Jal’s life, also called War Child, premiered to acclaim at the February 2008 Berlin Film Festival and the April 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. His first U.S. album War Child was released in May 2008.


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Randall Jarrell

Randall Jarrell, born in 1914 in Nashville, Tennessee, was a prolific and widely respected poet, critic, translator, and fiction writer. A friend and contemporary to Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, Jarrell received the National Book Award (amid other honors) for his verse. He also served as U.S. Poet Laureate. Jarrell died in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 1965.


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Lisa Jervis

Lisa Jervis is publisher of Bitch and a regular lecturer on media and feminism. She is co-editor of BITCHfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine.


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Chalmers Johnson

Chalmers Johnson, president of the Japan Policy Research Institute, is the author of the bestselling books Blowback, The Sorrows of Empire, and Nemesis, which make up his Blowback Trilogy. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, the London Review of Books, Harper's Magazine, The Nation, and TomDispatch.com.


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Paul E. Johnson

Paul E. Johnson, professor of history at the University of South Carolina, is the author of A Shopkeeper's Millennium, Sam Patch, the Famous Jumper and coauthor, with Sean Wilentz, of The Kingdom of Matthias. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina, and Onancock, Virginia.


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James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) was a prolific writer and legendary civil rights activist who produced several novels, a pioneering work of cultural history, the first major anthology of black poetry, and numerous treatises on race relations. He served as U.S. consul to Venezuela and Nicaragua and as secretary of the NAACP.


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Peniel E. Joseph

Peniel Joseph is Professor of History at Tufts University. The recipient of fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Ford Foundation, his work has appeared in Souls, New Formations, and The Black Scholar, and he is the author of the book Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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