[Book Review of “There is a River” by Vincent Harding] (audio)

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1. West/Long review comments continued. 2. Review: There is a River, by Vincent Harding. Calvin Morris, reviewer. Audience response

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In this audio “There is a River” a book written by Vincent Harding is reviewed. Major motifs of the book are explored. There are also comments from Charles Long and Cornel West.

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00:00:03 Audio begins with Charles Long speaking about the need for serious stories about African Americans.

00:02:45 Unidentified male raises issue about Harding writing the book.

00:09:43 Cornel West talks about the multiple roads Black intellectuals have to play and the demands on Black intellectuals.

00:18:51 An unidentified man ends the session.

00:22:07 Another unidentified man speaks about “There is a River” by Vincent Harding.

00:30:08 He talks about the metaphor of the river.

00:33:40 Gives major motifs in Vincent Harding’s work (providence, violence and identity).

00:47:12 Talks about how he likes Harding’s book but questions the use of the river as the central motif to explore Black history.

00:48:45 Questions and comments.

00:53:03 Audio ends.


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