The Acorn 17 (1):61-77 (2017)

Dwayne Tunstall
Grand Valley State University
Anthony Neal
Mississippi State University
In Common Ground, Anthony Neal examines the role that the ideas of consciousness and consciousness-raising play in the writings of Howard Thurman and Huey Newton. He examines these ideas from a broadly Afrocentric framework in which the concerns, interests, and perspectives of Africans--whether they reside on the continent or live in the African diaspora--are the legitimate and central subjects of scholarly study. This approach warrants Neal’s interpretation of Thurman’s and Newton’s writings as fitting within the “African Freedom Aesthetic,” in which the aesthetic expressions of transcendence, transformation, human consciousness, and collective will have become the means by which Africans living under oppressive conditions during the modern period could work to liberate themselves from those conditions.
Keywords Applied Philosophy  General Interest  Social and Political Philosophy
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ISBN(s) 1092-6534
DOI 10.5840/acorn20171715
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