Restoring Hope: Conversations on the Future of Black America

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G.K. Hall, Feb 1, 1998 - Social Science - 304 pages
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With Cornel West, nine of America's most influential artists, scholars, and public figures -- Maya Angelou, Bill Bradley, Harry Belafonte, Patricia Williams, Wynton Marsalis, Anna Deveare Smith, James Washington, James Forbes, and Haki Madhubuti -- explore the origins of their political awareness, the relationship between art and politics, and the possibility of hope among African-Americans today. Defining the crucial issues of our times, they offer a transformative vision of the next century for black and white Americans alike.

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As with everything by West, this book was insightful, but I only wished it could have had more witten word by him. Read full review

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Pretty dated. West doesn't offer much to the conversations outside of his predictable analysis of hope and spirituality in the Black community. Not the best of his work, or a good entry for those who ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr
9
The Reverend Dr James A Forbes Jr
129
Contributors
291
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Professor, writer, and civil rights activist Cornel West was born on June 2, 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Sacramento. He graduated from Harvard University in 1973 with an M.A. and later taught African-American studies there. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Haverford College, and Princeton University, the latter as professor of religion and director of African-American studies. West earned his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1980. He has written more than twenty books, including Race Matters and Restoring Hope: Conversations on the Future of Black America.

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