As a member of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s, Jamal Joseph urged Columbia University students to burn their school to the ground. Today the former fugitive, who once topped the FBI's "most wanted" list, chairs Columbia's graduate film program. Joseph's new book, Panther Baby, explores his journey from urban guerrilla to Oscar nominee and Ivy League professor.
Jamal Joseph, orphan, activist, former Black Panther leader, once the FBI’s most wanted fugitive. He has also been a drug addict, writer, filmmaker, and Oscar nominee. Currently, he is a professor and chair of Columbia University's Graduate Film Department.