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Author Banner-Haley, Charles Pete T., 1948-

Title From Du Bois to Obama : African American intellectuals in the public forum / Charles Pete Banner-Haley
Published Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 164 pages)
Contents Introduction: What is an African American intellectual? -- The emergence of the black public intellectual : race, class, and the struggle against racism -- Black intellectuals and the quest for legitimacy : civil rights, black power, and the expenditure of moral capital -- The conservative revolution and its impact on Afro America, 1980-1992 -- Popular culture and the African American intellectual search for a new American identity -- A new century and new challenges : the visibility of African American intellectuals and the construction of diasporic diversity
Summary In his groundbreaking new book Charles Pete Banner-Haley explores the history of African American intellectualism and reveals the efforts of black intellectuals in the ongoing struggle against racism, showing how they have responded to Jim Crow segregation, violence against black Americans, and the more subtle racism of the postintegration age. Banner-Haley asserts that African American intellectuals-including academicians, social critics, activists, and writers-serve to generate debate, policy, and change, acting as a moral force to persuade Americans to acknowledge their his
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African American intellectuals.
African American leadership.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History.
African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 21st century.
African Americans -- Race identity.
United States -- Intellectual life.
United States -- Race relations.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009037550
ISBN 0809385627 (electronic bk.)
9780809385621 (electronic bk.)