History of Indian and Africana Philosophy
HAP 91 - Massa Day Done - Oliver Cox and Eric Williams

HAP 91 - Massa Day Done - Oliver Cox and Eric Williams

January 9, 2022

Two Trinidadian political thinkers: sociologist Oliver Cox analyzes the nature of racial prejudice, and historian Eric Williams connects capitalism to slavery.

HAP 90 - Move Fast and Break Things - C.L.R. James

HAP 90 - Move Fast and Break Things - C.L.R. James

December 26, 2021

The Trinidadian historian and cultural critic C.L.R. James applies Marxist analysis to the Haitian Revolution, American cinema, and Shakespeare.

HAP 89 - Separate but Unequal - E. Franklin Frazier

HAP 89 - Separate but Unequal - E. Franklin Frazier

December 12, 2021

Sociologist E. Franklin Frazier critiques the Harlem Renaissance and the “black bourgeoisie” for failing to embrace values that will empower black Americans.

HAP 88 - The Surreal Deal - Aimé and Suzanne Césaire

HAP 88 - The Surreal Deal - Aimé and Suzanne Césaire

November 28, 2021

Negritude thinkers Aimé and Suzanne Césaire embrace surrealism and reflect on the relationships between poetry, knowledge, and identity.

HAP 87 - Call It Intuition - Leopold Senghor

HAP 87 - Call It Intuition - Leopold Senghor

November 14, 2021

Leopold Senghor compares different ways of knowing while developing his theory of Negritude and combining the roles of poet and politician.  

HAP 86 - French Connection - The Negritude Movement

HAP 86 - French Connection - The Negritude Movement

October 31, 2021

Our first look at the emergence of the Negritude movement in Paris in the 1930s, with a focus on the early leadership of the Nardal sisters and Leon Damas.

HAP 85 - Liam Kofi Bright on Du Bois‘ Philosophy of Science

HAP 85 - Liam Kofi Bright on Du Bois‘ Philosophy of Science

October 17, 2021

Guest Liam Kofi Bright discusses Du Bois' ideal of value-free science and the place of science within his wider thought.

HAP 84 - Live Long and Protest - W.E.B. Du Bois, 1920-1963

HAP 84 - Live Long and Protest - W.E.B. Du Bois, 1920-1963

October 3, 2021

Du Bois moves to the left, and revisits and refines older positions during the latter half of his very long life.

HAP 83 - Songs of the People - Paul Robeson and the Negro Spiritual

HAP 83 - Songs of the People - Paul Robeson and the Negro Spiritual

September 19, 2021

The career of the multi-talented activist and performer Paul Robeson, and the place of the Negro spiritual in the Harlem Renaissance.

HAP 82 - The Florida Project - Zora Neale Hurston

HAP 82 - The Florida Project - Zora Neale Hurston

September 5, 2021

Zora Neale Hurston’s interest in Africana folklore feeds into her great novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.

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