Dr. Cornel West is an activist, author, and professor. He is the author of over twenty books, including Race Matters and the recent Black Prophetic Fire and Radical King, as well as the editor of thirteen books.
Born in 1953, Dr. West graduated from Harvard University in three years, Magna Cum Laude, and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University. He has taught at Harvard, Yale, and the University of Paris, is Professor Emeritus at Princeton, and is now Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary.
He lectures frequently and appears regularly on television shows, including 60 Minutes, 30 Rock, C-Span, CNN, The Colbert Report, Crossfire, Democracy Now, and Real Time with Bill Maher . Dr, West's documentaries and films include Diary of a Decade: the Story of a Movement, Examined Life, The Matrix, Slave Ship: The Testimony of the Henrietta Marie, and Stand.