Cecil Brown

Cecil Brown holds a PhD in African American Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. His other books include "Days Without Weather, Stagolee Shot Billy, "and his autobiography, "Coming Up Down Home," He lives in Berkeley. Foreword contributor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research and holder of the distinguished title of the Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. University Professor at Harvard University.