Dr. Cobie Archer Harris (Kwasi)

August 2, 1953-September 27, 2019

NCOBPS mourns the loss of Dr. Cobie Archer Harris (also known as “Kwasi”).  Dr. Harris was a Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and Political Science at San Jose State University. 

Dr. Harris was active with NCOBPS in the 1990s.  His research focused on the black political economy, as well as African and Mediterranean politics.  He was a critical voice of Black Politics in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the mid-2000s, he mobilized SJSU students to push for a statue commemorating Olympians John Carlos and Tommie Smith.  The track stars led protests at the 1968 Olympics and were SJSU alumni.   

NCOBPS sends our condolences to his family and friends.  He is survived by his wife, three children, and grandson. 

 

 

 




Dr. Cobie Archer Harris (“Kwasi”)

August 2, 1953 – Sept 27, 2019

NCOBPS mourns the loss of Dr. Cobie Archer Harris (also known as “Kwasi”).  Dr. Harris was a Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and Political Science at San Jose State University. 

Dr. Harris was active with NCOBPS in the 1990s.  His research focused on the black political economy, as well as African and Mediterranean politics.  He was a critical voice of Black Politics in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the mid-2000s, he mobilized SJSU students to push for a statue commemorating Olympians John Carlos and Tommie Smith.  The track stars led protests at the 1968 Olympics and were SJSU alumni.   

NCOBPS sends our condolences to his family and friends.  He is survived by his wife, three children, and grandson.