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By Dia N. Sekayi

This research examines the narrated existence studies of eleven African American intellectual-activists. An intellectual-activist is outlined as an individual whose schooling has supplied her or him with a physique of data to which he/she is consistently including (intellectual self) and who works day-by-day for, or has a occupation devoted to, the betterment of African American humans (activist self). The voices of the themes specialize in the occasions of their lives that contributed to their improvement as intellectuals and activists.


Discussions of the contributors' backgrounds remove darkness from the forces that stimulated their lifestyles studies and guided their activities towards involvement with the fight to enhance the lives of the African American neighborhood. The overarching topic in those existence tales is the ownership of a good African American self-concept. The research explores the ways that the themes constructed this optimistic self-concept, how this self-concept inspired the ambitions in their activism, and the way they outline growth towards those goals. 

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