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Basic Black: Cornel West and Black Prophetic Fire

Originally broadcast October 24, 2014

In the aftermath of his arrest protesting the killing of Michael Brown, a young black man shot to death by a white police officer, Cornel West sits down for a conversation with Callie Crossley about his new book Black Prophetic Fire, an examination of the lives of historic African American icons and how their courage to speak truth to power still resonates with contemporary activism from the events in Ferguson, MO to taking a stand against the policies of the Obama Administration.  


- Callie Crossley, Host, Under The Radar with Callie Crossley, WGBH Radio

- Kim McLarin, Assistant Professor of Writing, Emerson College

- Peniel Joseph, Professor of History, Tufts University

- Phillip Martin, Senior Reporter, WGBH News

Photo credit: Meredith Nierman, WGBH.