In The Black Intellectual Tradition: Reading Freedom in Classical Literature, authors Dr. Anika Prather and Dr. Angel Parham introduce their audience to Black intellectuals and educators who loved, taught, and put into practice the wisdom and virtue of the great voices who came before. With this rich heritage increasingly lost from view, this book restores stories and experiences that will inform and inspire ideas for action and application within all classical schools and homeschools.
Dr. Anika T. Prather earned her B.A. from Howard University in elementary education as well as a Masters in liberal arts from St. John’s College (Annapolis) and a PhD in English, Theatre, and Literacy Education from the University of Maryland (College Park). She has served as a teacher, supervisor for student teachers, director of education, head of school, and a professor of Humanities in the English Department at Howard University.
Dr. Angel Adams Parham is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia. She is also the cofounder and executive director of Nyansa Classical Community, which provides curricula and programming designed to connect with students from diverse backgrounds and invites them to take part in the Great Conversation, cultivate their moral imagination, and pursue truth, goodness, and beauty.