A Black Way of Seeing: From "Liberty" to Freedom
In the tradition of James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son, Robeson's A Black Way of Seeing melds history and analysis in a sweeping panorama of the present moment as we know it to be—scathing in its understanding of why Black empowerment has failed and prescient in its articulation of what it will take for Black Americans to be agents of change for the country as a whole.
"Continues the elder Robeson's tradition of speaking out thoughtfully and frankly, and sketches a vision of American history where Black Americans, from slavery forward, have been forced to live a 'separate reality' from white Americans." —Publishers Weekly
"Robeson critiques America as sharply as his famous father did … His recognition that black leadership has been blinded by unrecognized class interest is worthy of further development. Readers need not agree with Robeson's perspective to appreciate the value of his book as a takeoff point for further discussion of contemporary issues of American cultural politics." —Booklist