By Preston King,Walter Earl Fluker
A new number of philosophical biographies of key figures in Black Southern American social and political thought
Frederick Douglass, Booker Washington and Ida Wells. Thurgood Marshall and Martin King are targeted upon, including Howard Thurman, Richard Wright, Fred grey and Barbara Jordan. All are very important in numerous how you can the activities this booklet seeks out. From the point of view of liberation, the 2 excessive issues within the African-American Odyssey are marked by way of Emancipation within the 19th century and Desegregation within the 20th. Douglass bestriding the 1st, King and Marshall the second one.
The thread of resistance runs via every one of these philosophical profiles, and the thread of non-violence, with greater or much less strength, additionally runs all through. This quantity assumes a contrast among (a) an precedent days while Afro-America was once extra cohesive and jointly dedicated to self-improvement regardless of the chances, and (b) the modern interval, past desegregation, marked by rates by no means formerly rivaled of suicide, joblessness, imprisonment, melancholy and alienation, specifically between black negative. The existence tales and philosophies provided the following make interesting reading.
This book is a Special factor of the leading magazine, Critical evaluate of International Social and Political Philosophy.
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