40th Anniversary of Kerner Commission Report

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Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has a satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability and an ISDN line.

Expert:
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, professor and chair Department of Sociology
University of Pennsylvania

Credentials:
• Director of the Center for Africana Studies at Penn

• An organizer of “Kerner Plus 40,” a joint project of the University of Pennsylvania and North Carolina A&T State University which assesses the nation’s response to the 1968 report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission

• Dr. Zuberi’s research focuses on interracial contact and social status and the African-American diaspora

• Host on the PBS program “History Detectives”

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Expert:
Dr. Camille Charles, associate professor of sociology
University of Pennsylvania

Credentials:
• Associate Faculty Director of the Center for Africana Studies at Penn

• An organizer of the “Kerner Plus 40” project

• Dr. Charles’ research focuses on race, ethnic minority relations, urban sociology and statistics.