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HAP 59 - Frowning at Froudacious Fabrications - J.J. Thomas and F.A. Durham
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John Jacob Thomas argues for self-government in the English colonies of the Caribbean but his fellow Trinidadian Frederick Alexander Durham recommends repatriation to Africa instead.
HAP 58 - A Common Circle - Anténor Firmin
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Haitian anthropologist Anténor Firmin debunks racist pseudo-science and argues that inequalities among humans are caused by social, not biological, factors.
HAP 57 - Race First, Then Party - T. Thomas Fortune
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T. Thomas Fortune uses newspaper editorials to put forth a theory of civil rights and set out a plan of political action for protecting them.
HAP 56 - African Personality - Edward Blyden
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Edward Blyden gains appreciation for Islam in West Africa and gradually moves from political nationalism to cultural nationalism.
HAP 55 - Planting the Seeds - James Africanus Beale Horton
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Africanus Horton looks toward a future of self-government for West Africa beyond slavery and colonialism.
HAP 54 - Wilson Moses on the Roots of Black Nationalism
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Wilson Moses speaks to us about his research into early black notionalism, as represented by Crummell, Douglass, and others.
HAP 53 - Pilgrim’s Progress - Alexander Crummell
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Alexander Crummell moves from pan-Africanism to reform of African American culture, identifying progressive “civilization” as a means of liberation.
HAP 52 - Great White North - Emigration to Canada
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Mary Ann Shadd and Samuel Ringgold Ward reflect on what Canada can offer African Americans, differing on the problem of racism.
HAP 51 - I Read Men and Nations - Sojourner Truth and Frances Harper
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The moral crusades of Sojourner Truth and Frances Harper, activists against racial and gender oppression.
HAP 50 - Nation Within a Nation - Martin Delany
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He is called a “father of black nationalism,” but Martin Delany also promoted integration in American society. Can the apparent tension be resolved?
HAP 49 - Let Your Motto Be Resistance - Henry Highland Garnet
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access_time6 months ago
Henry Highland Garnet encourages, or actually demands, that enslaved Americans throw off their chains and debates Douglass over how best to resist slavery.
HAP 48 - Happy Holidays - Two Speeches by Frederick Douglass
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access_time7 months ago
In two speeches marking holidays, Frederick Douglass champions the idea of world citizenship, the power of appeals to conscience to bring change, and the role of violence.
HAP 47 - Written by Himself - the Life of Frederick Douglass
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access_time7 months ago
Frederick Douglass' journey from slave to leading figure of 19th century American thought.
HAP 46 - Melvin Rogers on 19th Century Political Thought
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access_time8 months ago
Melvin Rogers joins us to discuss Hosea Walker, Maria Stewart, and Hosea Easton.
HAP 45 - Unnatural Causes - Hosea Easton’s Treatise
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Hosea Easton’s Treatise provides an overlooked but fascinating theory of race and racism.
HAP 44 - Religion and Pure Principles - Maria W. Stewart
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access_time9 months ago
Maria W. Stewart’s public addresses bring the concerns of African American women into the struggle against racial prejudice.
HAP 43 - Kill or Be Killed - David Walker’s Appeal
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David Walker defends violent resistance and encourages self-improvement in his incendiary and influential Appeal.
HAP 42 - James Sidbury on African Identity
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An interview with James Sidbury about the emergence of a self-conscious African identity in the diaspora.
HAP 41 - Should I Stay or Should I Go? - The Colonization Controversy
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access_time10 months ago
Questions of political autonomy and group identity in the emigration movement led by Paul Cuffe, Daniel Coker, John Russwurm and others.
HAP 40 - American Africans - Early Black Institutions in the US
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Building black institutions in early American history, with Prince Hall and the Masons in Boston, and Richard Allen and the Methodists in Philadelphia.
HAP 39 - Doris Garraway on the Haitian Revolution
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An interview with Doris Garraway on the background, intellectual basis, and legacy of the Haitian Revolution.
HAP 38 - My Haitian Pen - Baron de Vastey
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The Baron de Vastey unveils the horror of colonialism as a system and defends the monarchy of King Christophe in the tense early years of Haiti’s independence.
HAP 37 - Liberty, Equality, Humanity - The Haitian Revolution
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access_time12 months ago
In an age of revolutions and revolutionary ideas, the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 stands out as the most radical of them all.
HAP 36 - Sons of Africa - Quobna Ottobah Cugoano and Olaudah Equiano
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Quobna Ottobah Cugoano and Olaudah Equiano advance the goals of the abolitionist movement through a groundbreaking political treatise and an influential autobiography.
HAP 35 - Letters from the Heart - Ignatius Sancho and Benjamin Banneker
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Ignatius Sancho and Benjamin Banneker make their mark on the history of Africana thought through letters that reflect on the power of sentiment.
HAP 34 - New England Patriot - Lemuel Haynes
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Preacher and Revolutionary War soldier Lemuel Haynes argues that the principles of the American Revolution demand the abolition of slavery.
HAP 33 - Young, Gifted, and Black - Phillis Wheatley
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Phillis Wheatley astonishes colonial Americans with her exquisite and precocious poetry and reflects on the liberating power of the imagination.
HAP 32 - Talking Book - Early Africana Writing in English
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18th century black authors touch on philosophical themes in autobiographical narratives, poetry, and other literary genres.
HAP 31 - Justin Smith on Amo and Race in Early Modern Philosophy
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Justin E.H. Smith joins us to discuss Anton Wilhelm Amo against the background of ideas about race in early modern philosophy, including Leibniz.
HAP 30 - Dualist Personality - Anton Wilhelm Amo
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Anton Wilhelm Amo, brought to Germany from his native Ghana, defends a rigorous dualism of mind and body. Was this philosophy connected to his African origins?
HAP 29 - Out of Africa - Slavery and the Diaspora
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An introduction to Africana philosophical thought as it emerged from the modern experience of slavery and colonization by Europeans.
HAP 28 - Chike Jeffers on Precolonial African Philosophy
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Co-host Chike Jeffers and Peter chat about the themes and questions raised by the podcast so far.
HAP 27 - Beyond the Reaction - The Continuing Relevance of Precolonial Traditions
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As the twentieth century draws to a close, the critique of ethnophilosophy gives way to approaches that continue to privilege the study of precolonial traditions.
HAP 26 - Kai Kresse on the Anthropology of Philosophy
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An interview with Kai Kresse who discusses his efforts to do "anthropology of philosophy" on the Swahili Coast.
HAP 25 - Wise Guys - Sage Philosophy
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Henry Odera Oruka’s new method for exploring philosophy in Africa, based on interviews with wise individuals.
HAP 24 - Professionally Speaking - The Reaction Against Ethnophilosophy
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Paulin Hountondji and other African philosophers criticize ethnophilosophy and advocate a universalist approach.
HAP 23 - Nkiru Nzegwu on Gender in African Tradition
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An interview with Nkiru Nzegwu on matriarchy and gender fluidity in Africa.
HAP 22 - Women Have no Tribe - Gender in African Tradition
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access_time2 years ago
What archeology and ethnography tell us about the diverse and often ambiguous roles of men and women in traditional African societies.
HAP 21 - The Doctor Will See You Now - Divination, Witchcraft, and Knowledge
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Special forms of knowledge and the explanation of misfortunes in African tradition.
HAP 20 - I Am Because We Are - Communalism in African Ethics and Politics
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Emphasis on the value of community as a major theme in African philosophy.
HAP 19 - Behind the Mask - African Philosophy of the Person
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Traditional African ideas about personhood, which challenge assumptions about the relation between mind and body, self and other.
HAP 18 - One to Rule Them All - God in African Philosophy
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access_time2 years ago
Is traditional African religion in some sense monotheist, despite the worship of many divinities?
HAP 17 - Event Horizon - African Philosophy of Time
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access_time2 years ago
John Mbiti’s influential and controversial claim that traditional Africans experience time as having “a long past, a present, and virtually no future.”
HAP 16 - Samuel Imbo on Okot p'Bitek and Oral Traditions
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access_time2 years ago
A conversation with Sam Imbo on approaching oral traditions as philosophy and the Ugandan thinker and poet Okot p'Bitek.
HAP 15 - Heard it Through the Grapevine - Oral Philosophy in Africa
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access_time2 years ago
An introduction to the “ethnophilosophy” approach inaugurated by Placide Tempels, its promises and potential pitfalls.
HAP 14 - Souleymane Bachir Diagne on Islam in Africa
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access_time2 years ago
Peter speaks to Souleymane Bachir Diagne about Islamic scholars in West Africa.
HAP 09 - In You I Take Shelter - Zera Yacob
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access_time2 years ago
The 17th century Ethiopian rationalist Zera Yacob, hailed as the first modern Africana philosopher.
HAP 08 - Solomon, Socrates, and Other Sages - Early Ethiopian Philosophy
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access_time2 years ago
Philosophy in Ethiopia, with translations of religious and philosophical texts into Ge’ez and a national epic called the Kebra Nagast.
HAP 07 - Richard Parkinson on Egyptian Poetry
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access_time2 years ago
Egyptioogist Richard Parkinson joins us to talk about the context and meaning of the Eloquent Peasant and other literary works of ancient Egypt.
HAP 05 - Father Knows Best - Moral and Political Philosophy in the Instructions
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access_time2 years ago
Ethical reflection in ancient Egyptian grave inscriptions and in works of instruction, such as the Maxims of Ptahhotep and the Instructions named for Amenemope, Ani, and Merikare.