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Obsidian Society

Overview
Works: 4 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 1,170 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Music 
Classifications: E185.86, 305.896073
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Most widely held works by Obsidian Society
Restoring hope : conversations on the future of Black America by Cornel West ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perhaps the most prominent public intellectual of our time, Cornel West asks nine of America's most influential artists, scholars, and public figures about the sources of hope among African Americans today: "How can we be realistic about what this nation is about and still sustain hope, acknowledging that we're up against so much?"
Jazz and the people a dialogue between Cornel West and Wynton Marsalis ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
West seeks ideas for inspiring and reinvigorating Black America. He begins the dialogue by asking, "How do we talk about Jazz?" The dialogue unfolds in a larger discussion about the power of music to empower and bring together people from different backgrounds
Restoring hope in Black America a dialogue between Cornel West and Maya Angelou ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
West seeks ideas for inspiring and reinvigorating black America. He begins the dialogue by asking, "How do we talk about hope with all the suffering and the pain in the world today? What are the sources of hope?" Maya Angelou makes the point that "one other word for hope is love." One of the recurring themes of this dialogues is that even though black poverty is an American problem, blacks have risen up from hard times in the past and will continue to be a major part of this country
A dialogue between Bill Bradley and Cornel West ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
West seeks ideas for inspiring and reinvigorating Black America. West begins the discussion by asking "Is there a difference in your mind between hope and optimism?" To which Bradley replies that hope is a much deeper concept than optimism. Hope sustains in the darkest of hours. Optimism is what gets you through the day in a narrower, more mundane sense. The discuss how the role these two concepts play out in American society and within the Black community. Another questions raised by West with reference to the racial relations is, "What happens when courage is on the decline in a culture, the very notion of sacrificing for something bigger than onself?" Bradley urges each of us to confront race in our daily lives and raises the notion of white-skin privilege and how it is relevent in any particular context
 
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Languages
English (7)
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