Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

Version: Unabridged
Author: Robin D. G. Kelley
Narrator: Robin D. G. Kelley
Genres: Social Science
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Published In: November 2018
Length: 1 hour
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Overview

Kelley unearths freedom dreams in this exciting history of renegade intellectuals and artists of the African diaspora in the twentieth century. Focusing on the visions of activists from C. L. R. James to Aime Cesaire and Malcolm X, Kelley writes of the hope that Communism offered, the mindscapes of Surrealism, the transformative potential of radical feminism, and of the four-hundred-year-old dream of reparations for slavery and Jim Crow. From "preeminent historian of Black popular culture" (Cornel West), an inspiring work on the power of imagination to transform society.

Author Details

Author Details

Kelley, Robin D. G.

Robin D. G. Kelley, a frequent contributor to the New York Times, is professor of history and Africana studies at New York University and author of Hammer and Hoe, Race Rebels, and Yo Mama's Disfunktional! He lives in New York City.