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By Dia N. Sekayi

This research examines the narrated existence reviews of eleven African American intellectual-activists. An intellectual-activist is outlined as somebody whose schooling has supplied her or him with a physique of information to which he/she is consistently including (intellectual self) and who works day-by-day for, or has a occupation devoted to, the betterment of African American humans (activist self). The voices of the topics specialise in the occasions of their lives that contributed to their improvement as intellectuals and activists.

Discussions of the members' backgrounds light up the forces that prompted their lifestyles reviews and guided their activities towards involvement with the fight to enhance the lives of the African American neighborhood. The overarching subject in those existence tales is the ownership of a good African American self-concept. The examine explores the ways that the topics built this confident self-concept, how this self-concept encouraged the ambitions in their activism, and the way they outline development towards those goals. 

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