From Du Bois to Obama PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

From Du Bois to Obama free pdf In his ground-breaking 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 post-integration 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 history of slavery and racism, become more inclusive and accepting of humanity, and take responsibility for social justice.

Other topics addressed in this insightful study include the disconnection over time between black intellectuals and the masses for which they speak- the ways African American intellectuals identify themselves in relation to the larger black community, America as a whole, and the rest of the world- how black intellectuals have gained legitimacy in American society and have accrued moral capital, especially in the area of civil rights- and how that moral capital has been expended. Among the influential figures covered in the book are W. E. B. Du Bois, Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, James Weldon Johnson, E. Franklin Frazier, Ralph Bunche, Oliver C. Cox, George S. Schuyler, Zora Neale Hurston, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesse Jackson, Cornel West, Toni Morrison, bell hooks, Charles Johnson, and Barack Obama.
African American intellectuals, as Banner-Haley makes clear, run the political gamut from liberal to conservative. He discusses the emergence of black conservatism, with its accompanying questions about affirmative action, government intervention on behalf of African Americans, and the notion of a colour-blind society. He also looks at how popular music particularly rap and hip-hop television, movies, cartoons, and other media have functioned as arenas for investigating questions of identity, exploring whether African American intellectuals can also be authentically black.

A concluding discussion of the so-called browning of America, and the subsequent rise in visibility and influence of black intellectuals culminates with the historic election of President Barack Obama, an African American intellectual who has made significant contributions to American society through his books, articles, and speeches. Banner-Haley ponders what Obama election will means for the future of race relations and black intellectualism in America.

About Charles Pete T. Banner-Haley

Charles Pete Banner-Haley is an associate professor of history and the former director of the Africana-Latin American Studies Program at Colgate University. He is the author of To Do Good and to Do Well: Middle Class Blacks and the Depression, Philadelphia, 1929-1941 and The Fruits of Integration: Black Middle Class Ideology and Culture, 1960-1990.

Details Book

Author : Charles Pete T. Banner-Haley
Publisher : Southern Illinois University Press
Data Published : 30 August 2014
ISBN : 0809333481
EAN : 9780809333486
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews From Du Bois to Obama



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • East is Black free pdfEast is Black

    During the Cold War. several prominent African American radical activist-intellectuals-including W.E.B. and Shirley Graham Du Bois. journalist William Worthy. Marxist feminist Vicki Garvin..


  • The African-American Odyssey free pdfThe African-American Odyssey

    " A compelling story of agency. survival. struggle and triumph over adversity. " This text illuminates the central place of African Americans in U.S. history by telling the story of what it has meant to be black in America and how African-American history is inseparably woven into the greater context of American history..


  • African Americans free pdfAfrican Americans

    A compelling story of agency. survival. struggle and triumph over adversity. This text illuminates the central place of African Americans in U.S. history by telling the story of what it has meant to be black in America and how African-American history is inseparably woven into the greater context of American history..


  • The Black Flame Trilogy free pdfThe Black Flame Trilogy

    W. E. B. Du Bois was a public intellectual. sociologist. and activist on behalf of the African American community. He profoundly shaped black political culture in the United States through his founding role in the NAACP..


  • Landmarks in African American History free pdfLandmarks in African American History

    These books examine a significant event or time period in African American history- every effort is made to place the topic in context. so readers will understand the connection between black history and the broad sweep of America's story..


  • From Du Bois to Obama free pdfFrom Du Bois to Obama

    Where To Download Ebooks Free. In his ground-breaking new book Charles Pete Banner-Haley explores the history of African American intellectualism and reveals the efforts of black intellectuals in the