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Cornel West and Black Prophetic Fire

Special | 26m 46s

In the aftermath of his arrest protesting the killing of Michael Brown, a young black man shot to death by a white police officer, Cornel West sits down for a conversation with Callie Crossley about his new book Black Prophetic Fire, an examination of the lives of historic African American icons and how their courage to speak truth to power still resonates with contemporary activism from the event

Aired: 10/24/14

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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