There is a shared story that has been largely forgotten: our common heritage in the classics and the liberal arts. This heritage has united, instructed, and inspired us all—slave and free, White and Black—over the few centuries of our history as a nation. As we have in recent years collectively wandered far away from the gracious and firm tutelage of the classics, much has been lost. These works were the ancient teachers that Black leaders used to hold our nation accountable to standards that we pointed toward but so often failed to uphold. The Black Intellectual Tradition offers back to us all, as Americans, a shared relationship with our living tradition in the Greco-Roman and Christian classics.
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The powerful legacy of classical education among Black intellectuals and educators in America is a national treasure with the capacity to bless teachers and students the world over. This rich heritage brings to light a wealth of truth, goodness, and beauty from within the great tradition. Through the work of many great readers, writers, teachers, artists, and people of action who loved, taught, and put into practice the wisdom and virtue of great guides such as Augustine of Hippo, while themselves living with injustices and hardships like we do, we have access to this rich heritage.
Dr. Anika T. Prather and Dr. Angel Parham guide viewers into this exciting and timely topic with their own unique voices and professional backgrounds, exploring both the historical and scholarly foundations as well as the stories and experiences of both current and past teachers who have been champions of this heritage, providing inspiring ideas for action and application in all classical schools.
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