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Black prophetic fire / Cornel West; in dialogue with and edited by Christa Buschendorf.

West, Cornel. (Author). Buschendorf, Christa. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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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"--Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 323.1196 WES 2014 (Text) 33892100352484 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 06/07/2016 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780807003527
  • ISBN: 0807003522
  • Physical Description: 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-237) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 -- Conclusion: Last words on the Black Prophetic Tradition in the Age of Obama.
Summary, etc.:
"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"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 > Political and social views.
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 > Political and social views.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 > Political and social views.
Baker, Ella, 1903-1986 > Political and social views.
X, Malcolm, 1925-1965 > Political and social views.
Wells-Barnett, Ida B., 1862-1931 > Political and social views.
African Americans > Biography.
Prophets > United States > Biography.
Revolutionaries > United States > Biography.
West, Cornel > Interviews.
HISTORY > Modern > 20th Century.
SOCIAL SCIENCE > Black Studies (Global)
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Cultural Heritage.
Baker, Ella, 1903-1986.
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895.
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
Wells-Barnett, Ida B., 1862-1931.
West, Cornel.
X, Malcolm, 1925-1965.
African Americans.
Political and social views.
Prophets.
Revolutionaries.
United States.
Genre: Biography.
Interviews.

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