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Cornel West

Cornel West

Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He graduated magnum cum laude from Harvard and obtained his MA and PhD in philosophy at Princeton. He has taught at Union Theological Seminary (where he has recently returned to teach), Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and the University of Paris. He has written nineteen books and edited thirteen books. He is best known for his classic Race Matters, published by Beacon Press in 1993. His latest books are Black Prophetic Fire, which offers a fresh perspective on six revolutionary African American leaders (Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X, and Ida B. Wells) and The Radical King, a collection of MLK's writings curated and introduced by Prof. West to reclaim Dr. King's prophetic and radical vision as both a civil rights leader and-more broadly-as a human right activist. Both books were published by Beacon Press.

Cornel West appears frequently on Real Time with Bill Maher, The Colbert Report, CNN and C-SPAN, and he makes numerous appearances speaking to audiences large and small on subjects ranging from racial justice and queer rights to climate justice. Prof. West has appeared in over twenty-five documentaries and films, including Examined Life, Call & Response, Sidewalk, and Stand. He has also made three spoken-word albums, including Never Forget, collaborating with Prince, Jill Scott, Andre 3000, Talib Kweli, KRS-One, and the late Gerald Levert. His recent spoken-word interludes were featured on Terence Blanchard's Choices (which won the Grand Prix in France for the best jazz album of the year for 2009).

He has recently been deeply involved in the Black Lives Matter protests and was among those arrested in Ferguson in 2015. Cornel West has a passion to communicate in writings and orations, through music and film, and in solidarity with groups and faith communities committed to justice in order to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.-a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice.

Other Books by Cornel West

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  • Black Prophetic Fire

    Author: Cornel West   Editor: Christa Buschendorf

    Product Code: 6449

    Binding Information: Paperback

    Publisher: Beacon Press

    Publication Date: 9/1/2015

    Availability: In stock.

    Price:  $17.00

    Celebrated intellectual and activist Cornel West offers an unflinching look at nineteenth- and twentieth-century African Americans leaders and their visionary legacies .

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  • Radical King

    Author: Martin Luther King Jr.   Edited and Introduced By: Cornel West

    Product Code: 6451

    Binding Information: Paperback

    Publisher: Beacon Press

    Publication Date: 1/12/2016

    Availability: In stock.

    Price:  $16.00

    A revealing collection that restores Dr. King as being every bit as radical as Malcolm X.

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  • Race Matters 25th Anniversary Edition

    Author: Cornel West

    Product Code: 6736

    Binding Information: Paperback / softback

    Publisher: Beacon Press

    Publication Date: 12/5/2017

    Availability: In stock.

    Price:  $15.00

    The twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of the groundbreaking classic, with a new introduction

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