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The Resource Cornel West on Black prophetic fire, in dialogue with and edited by Christa Buschendorf

Cornel West on Black prophetic fire, in dialogue with and edited by Christa Buschendorf

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Cornel West on Black prophetic fire
Title
Cornel West on Black prophetic fire
Statement of responsibility
in dialogue with and edited by Christa Buschendorf
Title variation
Black prophetic fire
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Celebrated intellectual and activist Cornel West offers an unflinching look at nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies. In an accessible, conversational format, Cornel West, with distinguished scholar Christa Buschendorf, provides a fresh perspective on six revolutionary African American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X, and Ida Wells-Barnett. West examines the impact of these men and women on their own eras and across the decades. He not only rediscovers the integrity and commitment within these passionate advocates but also their fault lines. West finds that Douglass and, to some extent, Du Bois fall short of the high standards he holds them to, while King has been sanitized and even 'Santaclausified,' rendering him less radical. By providing new insights that humanize all of these well-known figures, West takes an important step in rekindling the Black prophetic fire so essential in the age of Obama"--
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contains biographical information
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, Cornel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Buschendorf, Christa
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  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Du Bois, W. E. B.
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Baker, Ella
  • X, Malcolm
  • Wells-Barnett, Ida B
  • West, Cornel
  • African Americans
  • Prophets
  • Revolutionaries
Label
Cornel West on Black prophetic fire, in dialogue with and edited by Christa Buschendorf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Why we need to talk about Black Prophetic Fire -- It's a Beautiful Thing to be on Fire : Frederick Douglass -- The Black Flame : W.E.B. Du Bois -- Moral Fire : Martin Luther King, Jr. -- The Heat of Democratic Existentialism : Ella Baker -- Revolutionary Fire : Malcolm X -- Prophetic Fire : Ida B. Wells-Barnett -- Conclusion: Last words on the Black Prophetic Tradition in the Age of Obama
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9780807003527
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014010359
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)868199580
  • (OCoLC)ocn868199580
  • 675264
Label
Cornel West on Black prophetic fire, in dialogue with and edited by Christa Buschendorf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Why we need to talk about Black Prophetic Fire -- It's a Beautiful Thing to be on Fire : Frederick Douglass -- The Black Flame : W.E.B. Du Bois -- Moral Fire : Martin Luther King, Jr. -- The Heat of Democratic Existentialism : Ella Baker -- Revolutionary Fire : Malcolm X -- Prophetic Fire : Ida B. Wells-Barnett -- Conclusion: Last words on the Black Prophetic Tradition in the Age of Obama
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9780807003527
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014010359
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)868199580
  • (OCoLC)ocn868199580
  • 675264

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