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Restoring hope : conversations on the future of Black America

Author: Cornel West; Kelvin Shawn Sealey; Obsidian Society.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, ©1997.
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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?"
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
West, Cornel.
Restoring hope.
Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, c1997
(OCoLC)645863787
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cornel West; Kelvin Shawn Sealey; Obsidian Society.
ISBN: 0807009423 9780807009420 0807009431 9780807009437
OCLC Number: 36969781
Notes: "A project of the Obsidian Society."
Description: xx. 226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. --
Preface by Cornel West --
Introduction by Kelvin Shawn Sealey --
Harry Belafonte --
Bill Bradley --
Charlayne Hunter-Gault --
The Reverend Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr., and the Reverend Dr. James M. Washington --
Wynton Marsalis --
Patricia Williams --
Haki Madhubuti --
Maya Angelou --
"Catch the fire" by Sonia Sanchez --
Contributors --
Acknowledgements --
The Obsidian Society.
Responsibility: Cornel West ; edited by Kelvin Shawn Sealey.

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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?"

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