Black Intellectual Thought in Education celebrates the exceptional academic contributions of African-American education scholars Anna Julia Cooper, Carter G. Woodson, and Alain Leroy Locke to the causes of social science, education, and democracy in America. By focusing on the lives and projects of these three figures specifically, it offers a powerful counter-narrative to the dominant, established discourse in education and critical social theory--helping to better serve the population that critical theory seeks to advocate. Rather than attempting to "rescue" a few African American scholars from obscurity or marginalization, this powerful volume instead highlights ideas that must be probed and critically examined in order to deal with prevailing contemporary educational issues. Cooper, Woodson, and Locke’s history of engagement with race, democracy, education, gender and life is a dynamic, demanding, and authentic narrative for those engaged with these important issues.
"Black Intellectual Thought is a timely book and one that should be required reading for adult education, higher education, teacher education, philosophy of education, history of education, and leadership in education. Grant, Brown, and Brown have opened the door for faculty to include more work about African American scholar activists."
- LaVerne Gyant, Northern Illinois University, USA
"Grant, K. Brown, & A. Brown are absolutely correct in their thesis that the scholars whose work is most frequently marshaled in educational theory are White and male, and their attempt to bring Black scholars’ work into the spotlight is greatly appreciated...While there are regular discussions about diversifying the ﬁeld of classroom teachers and the ﬁeld of teacher education, we must also diversify the intellectual frameworks that we apply in our research and our analyses. This book is a step in that direction."
--Journal of Social Studies Research, Volume 41, Issue 4, October 2017