By Dia N. Sekayi
This examine examines the narrated lifestyles stories of eleven African American intellectual-activists. An intellectual-activist is outlined as someone whose schooling has supplied her or him with a physique of data to which he/she is constantly including (intellectual self) and who works day-by-day for, or has a occupation devoted to, the betterment of African American humans (activist self). The voices of the topics specialize in the occasions of their lives that contributed to their improvement as intellectuals and activists.
Discussions of the members' backgrounds light up the forces that inspired their lifestyles reviews and guided their activities towards involvement with the fight to enhance the lives of the African American neighborhood. The overarching subject matter in those existence tales is the ownership of a favorable African American self-concept. The research explores the ways that the topics constructed this optimistic self-concept, how this self-concept stimulated the objectives in their activism, and the way they outline growth towards those goals.
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African American Intellectual-Activists: Legacies in the Struggle (Studies in African American History and Culture) by Dia N. Sekayi