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Ronald O. Howell

Associate Professor
English

Location: 4161 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x3663
Fax: 718.951.4612
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Ron Howell spent three decades as a working journalist, including years as a foreign correspondent covering Latin America and the Caribbean. His most recent book, King Al: How Sharpton Took the Throne is out in the fall of 2021. Published by Fordham University Press, it looks back at Rev. Sharpton's late twentieth-century battles with the tabloid press. In 2019, Fordham University Press published Howell's Boss of Black Brooklyn: The Life and Times of Bertram L. Baker, a biography/memoir. Baker, born on the Caribbean island of Nevis in 1898, became Brooklyn's first black elected official in 1948. Baker was Howell's maternal grandfather. Howell also is the author of One Hundred Jobs: A Panorama of Work in the American City, published by The New Press.

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