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

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

Label
Black prophetic fire
Title
Black prophetic fire
Statement of responsibility
Cornel West ; in dialogue with and edited by Christa Buschendorf
Creator
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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, Cornel
Dewey number
920.009296073
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.96
LC item number
.W47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Buschendorf, Christa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Du Bois, W. E. B.
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Baker, Ella
  • X, Malcolm
  • Wells-Barnett, Ida B
  • African Americans
  • Prophets
  • Revolutionaries
  • West, Cornel
Label
Black prophetic fire, Cornel West ; in dialogue with and edited by Christa Buschendorf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Conclusion: Last words on the Black Prophetic Tradition in the Age of Obama
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9780807003527
Lccn
2014010359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2014010359
  • 1424028
Label
Black prophetic fire, Cornel West ; in dialogue with and edited by Christa Buschendorf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Conclusion: Last words on the Black Prophetic Tradition in the Age of Obama
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9780807003527
Lccn
2014010359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2014010359
  • 1424028

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