By Dia N. Sekayi
This learn examines the narrated existence reports of eleven African American intellectual-activists. An intellectual-activist is outlined as somebody whose schooling has supplied her or him with a physique of data to which he/she is consistently including (intellectual self) and who works day-by-day for, or has a profession devoted to, the betterment of African American humans (activist self). The voices of the topics concentrate on the occasions of their lives that contributed to their improvement as intellectuals and activists.
Discussions of the participants' backgrounds remove darkness from the forces that encouraged their lifestyles stories and guided their activities towards involvement with the fight to enhance the lives of the African American neighborhood. The overarching subject in those lifestyles tales is the ownership of a favorable African American self-concept. The learn explores the ways that the themes constructed this optimistic self-concept, how this self-concept motivated the objectives in their activism, and the way they outline growth towards those goals.
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