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Author West, Cornel.

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

Publication Info. Boston : Beacon Press, 2014.


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Description 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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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.
Bibliography 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.
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.
West, Cornel -- Interviews.
Baker, Ella, 1903-1986. (OCoLC)fst00032618
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895. (OCoLC)fst00049680
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963. (OCoLC)fst00053661
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968. (OCoLC)fst00040023
Wells-Barnett, Ida B., 1862-1931. (OCoLC)fst00005651
West, Cornel. (OCoLC)fst00092177
X, Malcolm, 1925-1965. (OCoLC)fst00047747
African Americans -- Biography.
Prophets -- United States -- Biography.
Revolutionaries -- United States -- Biography.
African Americans. (OCoLC)fst00799558
Political and social views. (OCoLC)fst01353986
Prophets. (OCoLC)fst01079211
Revolutionaries. (OCoLC)fst01096578
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Interviews. (OCoLC)fst01423832
Added Author Buschendorf, Christa.
ISBN 9780807003527 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
0807003522 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
9780807018101 (paperback)
0807018104 (paperback)
9780807003534 (ebook)

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