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

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


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 interdisciplinary volume explores the diverse thought behind the fight for racial justice as developed by four groups of African Americans: artists and intellectuals; performers and protest activists; institutions and organizations; and educators and religious leaders. By including both women’s and diasporic perspectives, the essays explore the full landscape of the Black intellectual tradition. Contributo ... More

Keywords: Black intellectuals, Race, racial oppression, Black internationalism, Black education, Black history, Black literature, African American music, Black politics, womanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043857
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043857.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Derrick P. Alridge, editor
University of Virginia

Cornelius L. Bynum, editor
Purdue University

James B. Stewart, editor
Penn State University

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