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Black Public Intellectuals and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective

Michael Hanchard

in Party/Politics: Horizons in Black Political Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176247
eISBN:
9780199851003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176247.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores another dimension of the culture/politics conundrum: the 1990s debates about black public intellectuals in the United States. It places the mid-1990s debates about black public ... More


 The Creation and the Burden of the Negro Church

Curtis J. Evans

in The Burden of Black Religion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328189
eISBN:
9780199870028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328189.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

W. E. B. Bu Bois and other black leaders played a crucial role in the creation of the “Negro Church.” By using the language and tools of the social sciences, black intellectuals and leaders hoped to ... More


The Duty of the True Race Woman

Brittney C. Cooper

in Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040993
eISBN:
9780252099540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040993.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

What does it mean and what has it meant to be a Black female intellectual? What does it mean to be a race woman? When and where are the sites of race women’s becoming? Brittney Cooper argues that to ... More


Learning Is an All-Black Thing

E. James West

in Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.: Popular Black History in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043116
eISBN:
9780252051999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043116.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter situates Ebony’s evolving black history content within the broader struggle for black-centred education and the ‘Black Revolution’ on campus during the late 1960s and early 1970s. During ... More


The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s

Derrick E. White

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037356
eISBN:
9780813041605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037356.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines how the Institute of the Black World (IBW), led by historian, theologian, and political activist Vincent Harding, mobilized Black intellectuals in identifying strategy to continue ... More


Afrocentric Intellectuals and the Burden of History

Tunde Adeleke

in Black Intellectual Thought in Modern America: A Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813657
eISBN:
9781496813695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813657.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter offers an intellectual history of a concept that has divided African American intellectuals as much as it has brought them together: Afrocentrism. It is a way of narrating the past that ... More


Black Intellectual Thought in Modern America: A Historical Perspective

Brian D. Behnken, Gregory D. Smithers, and Simon Wendt (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813657
eISBN:
9781496813695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813657.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Black intellectualism has been misunderstood by the American public and by scholars for generations. Historically maligned by their peers and by the lay public as inauthentic or illegitimate, black ... More


Tackling the Talented Tenth: Black Greek-Lettered Organizations and the Black New South

Maurice J. Hobson

in The Black Intellectual Tradition: African American Thought in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043857
eISBN:
9780252052750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043857.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This essay focuses on Black Greek-lettered organizations and their efforts to facilitate social change in the American south, especially through voter education and electoral politics. The idea of a ... More


Thinking about Race in a Time of Rebellion

Rob Waters

in Thinking Black: Britain, 1964-1985

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520293847
eISBN:
9780520967205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293847.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Urban unrest over-determined the ways in which black British life, and particularly the life of black young men, was thought about in the late 1970s and the 1980s. This chapter provides an account of ... More


New Negro Messengers in Dixie: James Ivy, Thomas Dabney, and Black Cultural Criticism in the Postwar Us South, 1919–1930

Claudrena N. Harold

in The Black Intellectual Tradition: African American Thought in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043857
eISBN:
9780252052750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043857.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This essay examines the central roles of Black faculty at historical Black colleges and universities and their radical pedagogical work as major incubators of Black progressive thought in the early ... More


“A Certain Bond be Tween the Colored Peoples”: Internationalism and the Black Intellectual Tradition

Keisha N. Blain

in The Black Intellectual Tradition: African American Thought in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043857
eISBN:
9780252052750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043857.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Black internationalism, a global racial consciousness and commitment to universal emancipation, has been a fundamental aspect of the Black intellectual tradition since the era of the American ... More


The Black Intellectual Tradition: African American Thought in the Twentieth Century

Derrick P. Alridge, Cornelius L. Bynum, and James B. Stewart (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043857
eISBN:
9780252052750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043857.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

From 1900 to the present, people of African descent living in the United States have created a Black intellectual tradition engaged with ideas on race, racial oppression, and the world. This ... More


Scaling Back: Closure, Crisis, and Counterrevolutionary Times

Jonathan Fenderson

in Building the Black Arts Movement: Hoyt Fuller and the Cultural Politics of the 1960s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042430
eISBN:
9780252051272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042430.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter recounts the circumstances surrounding John Johnson’s decision to discontinue Black World and terminate Hoyt Fuller. It recalls the broad national outcry and subsequent efforts by the ... More


Terms of Inclusion: Black Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Brazil

Paulina L. Alberto

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807834374
eISBN:
9781469603186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877715_alberto
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This history of black thought and racial activism in twentieth-century Brazil demonstrates that black intellectuals, and not just elite white Brazilians, shaped discourses about race relations and ... More


“Come on Kid, Let’s Go Get the Thing”: The Sociogenic Principle and the Being of Being Black/Human

Demetrius L. Eudell

in Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381724
eISBN:
9781781382257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381724.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter departs from a new object of knowledge identified in 1928 by W. E. B. Du Bois in response to a question posed by a young Black high school student. The student asked why the National ... More


From the Ground Up: Readers and Publishers in the Making of a Literary Public

Kinohi Nishikawa

in Black Cultural Production after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042775
eISBN:
9780252051630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042775.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The chapter is anchored in a survey of African American-owned small presses, literary journals, and magazines to demonstrate how the Black Arts Movement’s editors negotiated readerly taste and ... More


Queering Jane Crow: Pauli Murray’s Quest for an Unhyphenated Identity

Brittney C. Cooper

in Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040993
eISBN:
9780252099540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040993.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Pauli Murray was one of the young activists that Mary Church Terrell mentored. In the 1940s, Murray enrolled at Howard University Law School and went on to graduate as the only woman and top student ... More


Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

Kendahl Radcliffe, Jennifer Scott, and Anja Werner (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461558
eISBN:
9781626740839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461558.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals, The Atlantic World and Beyond brings together new scholarship on the cross-cultural experiences of intellectuals of African descent since the 18th century. The ... More


The Sage of Sugar Hill: George S. Schuyler and the Harlem Renaissance

Jeffrey B. Ferguson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109016
eISBN:
9780300133462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109016.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book presents different aspects of George Samuel Schuyler's unique approach to the race question. It presents Schuyler as a centrally important twentieth-century black intellectual and as an ... More


Lessons in Citizenship: Confronting the Limits of Curricular Equalization in the Jim Crow South

Sarah Caroline Thuesen

in Greater than Equal: African American Struggles for Schools and Citizenship in North Carolina, 1919-1965

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807839300
eISBN:
9781469612744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807839300.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the battle of equality education, African Americans first had to challenge the assumptions made by whites about black intellectual inferiority. This chapter focuses on the achievements that black ... More


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