Jeffrey Ogbar is a professor of history at the University of Connecticut. In 2014, he became founding director of the Center for the Study of Popular Music. Ogbar’s research interests include the 20th century United States with a focus in African-American history. More specifically, he studies black nationalism and radical social protest. He is the author of Hip-Hop Revolution: The Culture and Politics of Rap. His latest book, The Harlem Renaissance Revisited: Politics, Arts and Letters, is an edited volume. He holds a PhD in US History with a minor in African studies from Indiana University in Bloomington.
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