The Resource The future of the race, by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cornel West

The future of the race, by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cornel West

Label
The future of the race
Title
The future of the race
Statement of responsibility
by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cornel West
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In a ground-breaking collaboration, and taking the great W. E. B. Du Bois as their model, two of our foremost African-American intellectuals address the dreams, fears, aspirations, and responsibilities of the black community - especially the black elite - on the eve of the twenty-first century. In 1903, the influential historian, editor, and co-founder of the NAACP, W. E. B. Du Bois, published his now famous essay "The Talented Tenth." "The Negro race," it began, "like all races, is going to be saved by its exceptional men." For the young post-Civil Rights era group of leaders, of which Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cornel West have become such a significant part, "The Talented Tenth" was held up as a model for the social, political, and ethical roles of the new "crossover" generation. Du Bois's belief in an educated class dedicated to reform became their inspiration and their credo
  • Now, nearly a century after Du Bois set forth the role of the educated black American, Gates and West explore this pivotal aspect of his intellectual legacy - and, in so doing, they not only re-examine Du Bois's ideas on leadership but also respond to the challenges of the present. The problems are clear and urgent. Since the day Martin Luther King, Jr., died, the black middle class has quadrupled. Yet, simultaneously, the size of the black underclass has disproportionately and tragically skyrocketed
Dewey number
305.896/073
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.G377 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The future of the race, by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cornel West
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-196)
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Contents
Preface / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cornel West -- Parable of the Talents / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Black Strivings in a Twilight Civilization / Cornel West -- Appendix: W. E. B. Du Bois and "The Talented Tenth" / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Appendix: "The Talented Tenth," W. E. B. Du Bois, 1903 -- Appendix: "The Talented Tenth Memorial Address," W. E. B. Du Bois, 1948
Control code
96014450
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xvii, 196 p.
Isbn
9780679444053
Lccn
96014450
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.b17381861
System control number
C01108320081

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