This Non Violent Stuff'll Get You Killed describes the roots of the Southern Freedom Movement, details the gun culture of the South in the 1950s and 1960s and brings into the light, people and organizations often neglected in the history of the civil rights movement.
Cobb is a founding member of the National Association of Black Journalists. He has worked for NPR and as a correspondent for the PBS program Frontline. He was the first black staff writer for National Geographic Magazine. He is a senior analyst at allAfrica.com and Visiting Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University.