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The Human Context

By Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry

Timeless Questions in the Present Tense
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The Human ContextJun 02, 2020

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Cornel West on Justice, Democracy and the Humanities

Cornel West on Justice, Democracy and the Humanities

A special 4th of July episode featuring Dr. Cornel West.  Dr. West talks about American democracy and how the humanities can inform the ongoing struggle for justice and equality.

Further Reading (direct links at Full text of Frederick Douglass's speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?", The Heroic Slave, W. E. B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, Paideia, Curtis Mayfield, Socrates, William James, African American Spirituals, The Isley Brothers,  Samual Beckett, the rightwing nativist party mentioned in the introduction, the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Dr. West's canonical books, Race Matters and Democracy Matters.

Thanks to Kelsey Percival, Hannah Warner, Julia Archer and Gabriel Grinsteiner.  For more about D-phi and our live events, visit

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