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by V. P. Franklin
Author: V. P. Franklin
Publisher: Oxford University Press; First Printing edition (August 8, 1996)
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Stories, Telling Our Truths V. P. Franklin reinterprets the lives and thought of twelve major black American .
Stories, Telling Our Truths V. Franklin reinterprets the lives and thought of twelve major black American writers and political leaders - including Richard Wright, Zora Neale Hurston, W. E. B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Amiri Baraka, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Adam Clayton Powell, as well as now lesser known but equally crucial figures, among them Alexander Crummell, who declared black Americans . V. Franklin shows that autobiography occupies the central position in the African-American literary and intellectual tradition because "oftentimes personal truth was stranger than fiction.
reflections of leading African-American intellectuals, telling the truth about our condition in America. important literary genre in the African American intellectual tradition. Their wisdom, out of our past, counsels our present and guides our future.
Indiana Magazine of History.
In Living Our Stories, Telling Our Truths: Autobiography and the Making of the African American Intellectual . Many biographical studies of African American intellectuals have focused on the individual's commitment to telling the truth about Africa and people of African descent.
In Living Our Stories, Telling Our Truths: Autobiography and the Making of the African American Intellectual Tradition, V. Franklin used the life-writings of African American literary artists and political leaders to demonstrate that "race vindication" was a major activity for black intellectuals from the early nineteenth century.
Vincent P. Franklin, Living Our Stories, Telling Our Truths: Autobiography and the Making of the African-American . Franklin, Living Our Stories, Telling Our Truths: Autobiography and the Making of the African-American Intellectual Tradition (New York: Scribner and Sons. She discusses also the capacity of the African American oral tradition to preserve valuable aspects of culture from the time of slavery while simultaneously registering protest (xix); see Angela Davis, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism (New York: Pantheon Books, 1988). 59. Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, ‘You Must Remember This’: Autobiography as Social Critique, The Journal of American History Vol. 85, No. 2 (Sept.
As Franklin (History and Political Science/Drexel Univ. explains, autobiography has always been a powerful tool for people of African descent. He also performs a careful reading of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, but the best part of the book is his discussion of James Baldwin, in which he notes how Baldwin's dogged use of the first person in his essays, his willingness to expose himself, made his work so powerful.
P. Franklin is Professor of History at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Nancy L. Grant was Associate Professor of History at Washington University in St. Louis and the author of TVA and Black Americans: Planning for the Status Quo. Husband of the late Nancy Grant, Harold M. Kletnick is a Programmer/Analyst for Washington University in St. Louis
Pennington: African American Churchman and Abolitionist (1995) Donald M. Jacobs, e. Courage and Conscience: Black and White Abolitionists in Boston (1993) . Franklin, Telling Our Truths: Autobiography and the Making of the African American Intellectual Tradition (1995) Gary Collison, Shadrach Minkins: From Fugitive Slave to Citizen (1997) William M. Wiecek, The Sources of Anti-slavery Constitutionalism in America, 1760-1848.
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