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A Memorial of Mandela by Leonard Harris

OR: THE MYSTIC CORDS OF NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA’S (Madiba’s) SHADOW

It was Spring break at Central State University, March, 1968. I was junior at Central, double majoring in English and Philosophy. Wearing blue jeans, sporting a short Afro and a flower-colored shirt which was the hippie style, I went to Louisville, Kentucky for the purpose of courting Joyce Richie and meeting her parents. She was a senior at Central.

I drove a borrowed Mustang that barely went down the road. I met her father and mother, Roscoe and Mildred. Joyce’s mother drank beer and ate cheese. For some reason, I mentioned that I did not buy gas from Gulf or British Petroleum gas stations. Joyce’s mother looked at me so oddly. I will never forget her awe and anxiety struck look. I said those gas stations supported apartheid in South Africa. That was the first time I can remember South Africa being a deeply embedded part of my life . . . .

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PBOS XX: Oct. 25-26 2013 @ Purdue

The 20th Annual Philosophy Born of Struggle Conference

UPDATED Oct. 12, 2013
With Complete Program Schedule

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

OCTOBER 25-26, 2013

Ethics, Aesthetics and the Epistemology of Being

In recent years, globally oriented conferences from around the black world1 have insisted that the ground of reason is and ought to shift – prompting such questions as: What does this shifting ground look like? . . . .

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A Memorial of Mandela by Leonard Harris

OR: THE MYSTIC CORDS OF NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA’S (Madiba’s) SHADOW

It was Spring break at Central State University, March, 1968. I was junior at Central, double majoring in English and Philosophy. Wearing blue jeans, sporting a short Afro and a flower-colored shirt which was the hippie style, I went to Louisville, Kentucky for the purpose of courting Joyce Richie and meeting her parents. She was a senior at Central.

I drove a borrowed Mustang that barely went down the road. I met her father and mother, Roscoe and Mildred. Joyce’s mother drank beer and ate cheese. For some reason, I mentioned that I did not buy gas from Gulf or British Petroleum gas stations. Joyce’s mother looked at me so oddly. I will never forget her awe and anxiety struck look. I said those gas stations supported apartheid in South Africa. That was the first time I can remember South Africa being a deeply embedded part of my life . . . .

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MLK book cover The Liberatory Thought of Martin Luther King, Jr., Edited by Robert Birt

The Liberatory Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. is a philosophical anthology which explores Dr. King’s legacy as a philosopher and his contemporary relevance as a thinker-activist. It consists of sixteen chapters organized into four sections: Part I, King within Philosophical Traditions, Part II, King as Engaged Social and Political Philosopher, Part III, King’s Ethics
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