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ERIC Number: EJ818955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-16
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Putting Barack Obama's Candidacy in Historical Perspective
Rogers, Ibram
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v25 n18 p15-17 Oct 2008
Senator Barack Obama's historic candidacy for president of the United States has generated an intense and thoughtful national discussion within Black America. His campaign has brought several issues to the fore. Recently, the author spoke with five of the most preeminent Black scholars in the nation to search out some of their thoughts on five key subjects of passionate discussion in Black America, including the impact of Obama's campaign on the phenomenon of race in America and the effect an Obama presidency can have on Black America. They are: (1) Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, a professor of African American studies at Temple University; (2) Dr. Darlene Clark Hine, the Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and History at Northwestern University; (3) Dr. Manning Marable, a professor of public affairs, political science, history and African-American studies at Columbia University; (4) Dr. Shelby Steele, the Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University; and (5) Nikki Giovanni, one of America's most revered and read poets. This article presents the comments provided by these scholars on Obama's candidacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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