Black Prophetic Fire: Cornel West on the Revolutionary Legacy of Leading African-American Voices [VIDEO]


“The renowned scholar, author and activist Dr. Cornel West, joins us to discuss his latest book, “Black Prophetic Fire.” West engages in conversation with the German scholar and thinker Christa Buschendorf about six revolutionary African-American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X and Ida B. Wells. Even as the United States is led by its first black president, West says he is fearful that we may be “witnessing the death of black prophetic fire in our time.”


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My favorite role model here.

Dr. Cornel West.


He is the closest living person that I know of to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his passion for social justice and oratory eloquence.