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Cornel West points two fingers

Dr. Cornel West, then a distinguished professor of African-American Studies at Princeton University, smiles and gestures in a jolly way at the Torrance Chamber of Commerce's 10th Annual Black History Celebration. This was at the Marriott Hotel in Torrance, California on February 23, 2007. Cornel West was born in 1953, so he turned 54 the year this photo was taken.

See our biography of Cornel West