A Black Way of Seeing: From "Liberty" to Freedom
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A Black Way of Seeing: From "Liberty" to Freedom

Paul Robeson, Jr.

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

About Paul Robeson, Jr.

PAUL ROBESON, JR. was the author of a number of books, including Paul Robeson, Jr. Speaks to America: The Politics of Multiculturalism and The Undiscovered Paul Robeson: An Artist’s Journey. An esteemed cultural critic, he lectured across the United States and appeared on radio and television programs across the globe. Son of the legendary Paul Robeson, he served for more than 20 years as his father’s close aide and personal representative. After a life rich with joy and struggle, he passed away on April 26, 2014, at the age of 86.

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