Historian and Peabody Award-winning journalist Jelani Cobb will present virtual MLK Convocation on Friday, Jan. 14.

A PBS Frontline correspondent for two critically acclaimed documentaries—Policing the Police and Whose Vote Counts—Cobb’s work explores the complexities of race and inequality, while offering guidance and hope for the future. In the documentary Whose Vote Counts, Cobb investigated allegations of voter fraud and disenfranchisement revealing how these unfounded claims entered the political mainstream. He clearly presents how racial inequities, COVID-19, and voter suppression became interlinked crises, contributing to a long legacy of inequality, for tackling one of the key issues at the heart of modern U.S. politics and carefully elucidating what the fight for voting rights looks like in the 21st century, Whose Vote Counts received a Peabody Award.

Cobb will speak at the virtual 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation on January 14 at 1:00pm. The MLK Convocation is free, open to everyone, and will last about 60 minutes. Registration is requested online, case.edu/events/mlk, in order to obtain the streaming link. Learn more about Jelani Cobb, this year’s featured speaker for MLK Convocation.