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Black Intellectuals, Black Cognition, and a Black Aesthetic

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Neither American history nor American society anticipated, sanctioned, or encouraged the development of either Black intellectuals or a Black middle class. Both emerged and developed against horrendous obstacles and both are great achievements. Both were sanctioned and given moral direction by the American Negro Academy, an organization founded in 1897 by Alexander Crummell, W.E.B. Du Bois, Francis Grimke, and others for the purpose of organizing Black intellectuals to defend and redeem Blacks, through intellectual, artistic, and scientific achievements in the face of racist detractors, and to help the Black middle class develop as the leadership class of Black America. Black intellectuals have had a difficult time fulfilling a leadership role, partly because they have failed to remember the three cultural heritages of Black people: Black, African, and Euro-American. The times demand that Black intellectuals approach themselves and their world from all three cultural perspectives, for the sake of Black people and for the sake of America, both of which desperately need their leadership.

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Contends that Western history and America itself are calling upon Black intellectuals to play a new intellectual and moral role in American society, especially in areas such as cultural thought. Discusses areas including a Black aesthetic philosophy, the relationship between Black thought and postmodern thought, and the relationship of a Black aesthetic to a Black American aesthetic.
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Synopsis:

Presents the difficulties Black intellectuals face playing significant intellectual and moral roles for Blacks and for American society.

Synopsis:

ying significant intellectual and moral roles for Blacks and for American society.

About the Author

W. D. WRIGHT is Professor of History at Southern Connecticut State University.

Table of Contents

Preface

The Reality of Black Intellectuals

From an African to a Black Identity

Black Cognition

The Modernity and Postmodernity Deceptions

Developing a Black Aesthetic

The Black Cognition Imperative

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780275955427
Author:
Wright, William D
Publisher:
Praeger
Author:
Wright, William
Author:
Wright, W. D.
Author:
Wright, William D.
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Race identity
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Race identity.
Subject:
African American aesthetics
Subject:
African American intellectuals
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Discrimination & Race Relations
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
African Americans - Intellectual life
Subject:
African Americans--Race identity
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Series Volume:
[67-151]
Publication Date:
19970831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.24x6.04x.39 in. .98 lbs.

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