The Fortune of Wells: Ida B. Wells-Barnett’s Use of T. Thomas Fortune’s Philosophy of Social Agitation as a Prolegomenon to Militant Civil Rights Activism

@article{Curry2012TheFO,
  title={The Fortune of Wells: Ida B. Wells-Barnett’s Use of T. Thomas Fortune’s Philosophy of Social Agitation as a Prolegomenon to Militant Civil Rights Activism},
  author={Tommy J. Curry},
  journal={Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy},
  year={2012},
  volume={48},
  pages={456 - 482}
}
  • Tommy J. Curry
  • Published 5 April 2013
  • History
  • Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy
Despite the recent rise of attention to race and racism in American philosophy, there is no current scholarship exploring the philosophy of T.Thomas Fortune and his influence on Ida B. Wells-Barnett. The contemporary mode of thinking in American philosophy seeks to establish a bridge between the thought of turn of the century thinkers and 1960 style integrationism. This integrationist tradition is not only the newest, but the smallest tradition in African American thought. Most Black thinkers… 
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