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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

Label
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
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"--
Summary
A prominent activist and democratic thinker along with a distinguished scholar examine the legacies of African American leaders from the past two centuries and discuss their passion, vision and commitment
Storyline
Tone
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10360415
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, Cornel
Dewey number
  • 920.009296073
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
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
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True
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
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Black Studies (Global)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
  • Baker, Ella
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Du Bois, W. E. B.
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Wells-Barnett, Ida B
  • West, Cornel
  • X, Malcolm
  • African Americans
  • Political and social views
  • Prophets
  • Revolutionaries
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Cornel West on Black prophetic fire, 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-Barnett -- Conclusion: Last words on the Black Prophetic Tradition in the Age of Obama
Control code
ocn868199580
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9780807003527
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014010359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)868199580
Label
Cornel West on Black prophetic fire, 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-Barnett -- Conclusion: Last words on the Black Prophetic Tradition in the Age of Obama
Control code
ocn868199580
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9780807003527
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014010359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)868199580

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