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Grand Tradition Of Black Prophetic Fire

In a new book, Cornel West tries to look unblinkingly at the power of what he calls black prophetic fire: Six African American leaders — Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ella Baker, Malcom X and Ida B. Wells, whom he believes have enlivened America, even as their messages have often blunted, ignored, or, almost worse, deodorized, as he puts it. #FullNewsAudioAvailable #NPR


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