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6 edition of African American Humanism found in the catalog.

African American Humanism

An Anthology

by Norm R. Allen

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  • 11 Currently reading

Published by Prometheus Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Black studies,
  • History of specific racial & ethnic groups,
  • Sociology,
  • History Of Blacks,
  • General,
  • Movements - Humanism,
  • African Americans,
  • Blacks,
  • Humanism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages286
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8130898M
    ISBN 100879756586
    ISBN 109780879756581

      This Humanist alternative in African American spiritual life traces its roots to the religious questioning of thinkers such as Frederick Douglas and W.E.B. Du Bois, the agnosticism of James Baldwin, the socialist-influenced irreligion of Huey Newton and Langston Hughes, and the full-fledged modern Humanism of Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker. Many African Americans have been engulfed by religious irrationality, conned by self-serving "faith healers", and swayed by dogmatic revisionist historians. Many others, however, have escaped the oppression of such delusions, and live happy and upstanding lives free of superstition. African Americans for Humanism DC (AAH DC) exists to bring.   In April , the Center for Inquiry–DC (CFI–DC) and African Americans for Humanism (AAH) co-sponsored the largest known conference of African American humanists and non-theists. Many of the participants were not aware that so many other African Americans shared their views about science, religion and critical thinking. In centering Black women’s stories, two award-winning historians seek both to empower African American women and to show their allies that Black women’s unique ability to make their own communities while combatting centuries of oppression is an essential component in our continued resistance to systemic racism and sexism.


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African-American Humanism Paperback – August 1, by Norm R. Allen (Author) out of 5 stars 3 ratings. See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback, August 1, /5(3). This collection demonstrates the strong influence that humanism and freethought had in developing the history and ideals of black intellectualism.

Most people are quick to note the profound influence that religion has played in African-American history: consoling the downtrodden slave or inspiring the abolitionists, the underground railroad 4/5. African Americans for Humanism. K likes. African Americans for Humanism is engaged in developing humanism in the African American community.5/5(1).

Anthony Pinn's new anthology By These Hands demonstrates the crucial, often overlooked role that Humanism has played in African American struggles for dignity, power and justice. Pinn collects the finest examples of African American Humanism and shows how its embrace by a variety of prominent figures in African American thought and letters has Cited by: African-American humanism: an anthology.

[Norm R Allen;] Most people are quick to note the profound influence that religion has played in African-American history. But few are aware of the role humanism played in shaping the black experience.

Book: All Authors / Contributors: Norm R Allen. Find more information about: ISBN: The Strangers Book explores how various nineteenth-century African American writers radically reframed the terms of humanism by redefining what it meant to be a stranger.

Rejecting the idea that humans have easy access to a common reserve of experiences and emotions, they countered the notion that a person can use a supposed knowledge of human.

appropriately termed African Humanism. As a matter of fact, it is a philosophy aimed at finding purpose and meaning in the life and existence (Azenabor ) of the people in question.

In this work, there are three basic strands of what we term as African Humanism, namely: Nationalist versusFile Size: KB. By These Hands is an excellent, stimulating, collection of essays and memoirs dealing with an overlooked part of the Humanist tradition. In the opening essay "Religious Humanism", William Jones points out that the black humanist tradition has a line of development independent of /5.

(Editor’s Note: This is the latest in Christopher Cameron series of Saturday guest posts. — Ben Alpers) In one of the first books written on African American Humanism, Norm R. Allen Jr. noted that black “humanism entails a belief in reason, science, democracy, openness to new ideas, the cultivation of moral excellence, a commitment to justice and fairness, and a belief in the inherent.

Western Humanism, American Humanism, European Humanism, and very many other modes. It is in a similar vein w e t alk of African p redicaments, challenges, realities or concrete situations.

Humanism does not replace other traditions, instead it contributes to the diversity, the plurality that characterizes the religious landscape. Before presenting examples of humanism as praxis oriented religion, it might be useful to briefly position African American humanism within the larger arena of humanist thought and practice.

Book Description. Race Matters, Animal Matters challenges one of the grand narratives of African American studies: that African Americans rejected racist associations of blackness and animality through a disassociation from ing canonical texts written by Frederick Douglass, Charles Chesnutt, Ida B.

Wells, and James Weldon Johnson alongside slaughterhouse lithographs, hunting. He is also the editor of four book series, including Studies in Humanist Thought and Praxis. Pinn is the leading scholar of African American humanism, and his research and teaching in this area has been recognized by awards including the African American Humanist Award from the Council for Secular Humanism and the Harvard University.

Buy a cheap copy of African American Humanist Principles: book by Anthony B. Pinn. As Anthony Pinn argues in his latest collection, humanism comes in many colors. When more attention is given to issues of race as connected to other forms of Free shipping over $ The AHA’s book publishing arm and online bookstore, making original works of humanist scholarship widely available.

Visit to purchase our books on humanism, and % of the net proceeds (after payment of expenses) will benefit the American Humanist Association and our advocacy work for nontheist Americans. It is a common practice for big companies to bully small companies and startups. To most people, it might not seem like a big deal.

Since the start of business, the system has been designed such that those with more money get ahead easily. Anthony B. Pinn is an American professor working at the intersections of African-American religion, constructive theology, and humanist thought.

Pinn is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning in Houston, Texas, and Director Alma mater: Harvard University,Ph.D. (). Get this from a library.

By these hands: a documentary history of African American humanism. [Anthony B Pinn;] -- "The Black church is often praised for its contribution to Black culture and politics.

More recently Islam has been recognized as an important force. Norman (Norm) Robert Allen Jr. is a writer and secular humanist activist.

On Aug Allen founded African Americans for Humanism, the first organization focused on the promotion of humanism and humanist ideals among people of African descent. First, I edited my first book, African American Humanism: An Anthology.

It was the first book to demonstrate the extent to which humanism and humanist ideals helped to substantively develop Black activism and intellectualism. Second, The AAH Examiner, the international newsletter of African Americans for Humanism, was born.

Third, I traveled. His new book, Black Freethinkers: A History of African American Secularism (Northwestern University Press, ), explores African American humanism, agnosticism, and atheism from the lateth century to the civil rights era.

Drawing from memoirs, novels, poetry, newspapers, and archival materials, he argues that secularism has been a key. Sikivu Hutchinson is an American feminist, atheist, author/novelist and is the author of Humanists in the Hood: Unapologetically Black, Feminist, and Heretical (), White Nights, Black Paradise (), Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels (), Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars (), and Imagining Transit: Race, Gender, and Alma mater: UCLA, NYU.

African Americans for Humanism. K likes. African Americans for Humanism is engaged in developing humanism in the African American community. "A milestone in the scholarship on Afro-American letters."—South Atlantic Review "An important statement about Black American Literature today.

Black writers challenge many of the assumptions of Westerns humanism, and critics must be cognizant of their challenge."—Robert HemenwayCited by: 3.

On a gray Saturday in October, 40 members of African Americans for Humanism, including Mr. Hatcher, Ms. Bey and Mr. Adams, met at a restaurant in. American Humanism. The Humanist of Here are seven reasons why we made it 1. He cares about the African-American cause.

African-Americans are the beating heart of this country. The New Testament is the very best book that ever was or ever will be known in the world. - Charles Dickens. Know Thyself: The Importance of Humanism in Education tent in analogous fashion.

By denying the uniqueness of the learners, as well as of the educators, we are utterly denying the values of civilizations that have deeply believed in the transforming power of knowledge as an internal process of growth. African-American and Hispanic communities are without freethought traditions, we argue, and longstanding religious orientations are built into their cultures.

Therefore it’s up to us to bring humanism to them and hopefully overcome a longstanding bias against it. But few are aware of the role humanism played in shaping the black experience: developing the thought and motivating the actions of powerful African-American n One of this book offers biographical sketches of such prominent black humanists as Frederick Douglass, Cheikh Anta Diop, W.E.B.

DuBois, Hubert H. Harrison, and. My forthcoming book, Race Matters, Animal Matters: Fugitive Humanism in African America, (Routledge, ), challenges one of the grand narratives of African American studies: that African Americans rejected racist associations of blackness and animality through a disassociation from ing texts written by Frederick Douglass, Charles Chesnutt, Ida B.

Wells, and James. is an associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and the founder and president of the African American Intellectual History Society.

His forthcoming book on b lack freethinkers explores African-American humanism, agnosticism and atheism from the lateth century to the present. He lives in Charlotte.

From Mythology to Reality: Moving Beyond Rastafari - on Face Book. Sunday, November 6, Book Review: By These Hands: A Documentary History of African American Humanism By These Hands; A Documentary History of African American Humanism.

In this way, African American humanism is both a celebration of the modern period and a critique of the modern period. Complexity. Tension. Paradox.

This should give us pause, and should encourage real reflection on what it has meant and what it means to be African American and humanist.

Anthony B. Pinn, editor. By These Hands: A Documentary History of African American Humanism, New York University Press, (). Anthony B. Pinn and Benjamin Valentin, editors. The Ties That Bind: African-American and Hispanic-American/Latino Theologies in Dialogue, Continuum Publishing, ().

Stephen Angell and Anthony B. Pinn, editors. And in particular, he tries to bring humanism to the African American community where atheism, agnosticism, humanism are not very popular.

SC: If you look at different demographic groups in the United States, I just looked it up, only 2% of blacks in the United States describe themselves as completely atheist. Utilizing the Fisk archives, Radin's unpublished research manuscript, and other archival and published sources, Anthropology and Radical Humanism revisits the Radin-Watson collection and allied research at Fisk and sets Paul Radin's findings within the broader context of his discipline, African American culture, and his career-defining work.

He is the editor of the ground-breaking book African-American Humanism: An Anthology, AAH Examiner, and Deputy Editor of Free Inquiry magazine. He has traveled and lectured widely throughout North America, Europe, and Africa and his writings have been published in scores of newspapers throughout the U.S.

“An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a gift.” —Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America “Paul Ortiz is a true people’s historian essential reading for our times.”.

Marlene L. Daut. In today’s post, Julia Gaffield, Assistant Professor of History at Georgia State University, interviews Marlene L.

Daut on her new book Baron de Vastey and the Origins of Black Atlantic Humanism, which was recently published by Palgrave Macmillan’s series in the New Urban Atlantic. Daut is Associate Professor of African Diaspora Studies in the Carter G.

Woodson Institute. Pinn: African American humanism is a approach to thinking and doing that privileges materiality and understands life to be confined to historical contexts – no transhistorical realities, no divine forces. African American humanism says “YES” to the humanity, the importance, and vitality of black life within the context of a world.

In Known for My Work, Lynda Morgan looks beyond slavery’s legacy of racial and economic inequality and counters the idea that slaves were unprepared for freedom.

By examining African American social and intellectual thought, Morgan highlights how slaves built an ethos of "honest labor" and collective humanism.Anthropology and Radical Humanism: Native and African American Narratives and the Myth of Race [Jack Glazier].

Paul Radin, famed ethnographer of the Winnebago, joined Fisk University in the late s. During his three-year appointment, he and gradua.--Free Inquiry: The Magazine of Secular Humanism "An original and provocative approach to a genuinely neglected aspect of 20th-century African American literature, this well-written, accessible book turns the tables on conventional accounts of African American religious beliefs Essential." Selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title.