Day Sixteen: February 24, on Black History Month
In honor of Black History Month, I am recommending the
following five texts on African American (Political & Cultural) Philosophy:
- “The Souls of Black Folk” by W.E. B. Du Bois
- “The Philosophy of Alain Locke: Harlem Renaissance and Beyond” edited by Leonard Harris.
- “The American Evasion of Philosophy: A Genealogy of Pragmatism” by Cornel West
- “Women, Race, & Class” by Angela Y. Davis
- “On Race and Philosophy” by Lucius T. Outlaw (Jr.)
***Bonus Texts: “Philosophy born of struggle: Anthology of Afro-American philosophy from 1917” edited by Leonard Harris; “Transcending the Talented Tenth: Black Leaders and American Intellectual” by Joy James; “The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity” by Tommie Shelby; “Lines of Descent: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity” by Kwame Anthony Appiah; and “Bad Faith and Antiblack Racism” by Lewis R. Gordon
*** Every day is Black History Month.
Every day we celebrate human beings created in the image of God.
Every day we celebrate the gift of life and the gift of black life because black people and all people MATTER to God.