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The Tragic Life of Robert Peace

Nov 17, 2014

Yale alumnus Robert Peace, a talented African-American man from a poor family in New Jersey, was murdered in a drug dispute in a Newark basement at the age of 30. Novelist Jeff Hobbs, the victim’s college roommate and friend, tells his story in, "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League."