Empowerment Ethics for a Liberated People: A Path to African American Social Transformation

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A Note on the Cover Art

JOHN BIGGERS. Shotguns, oil and acrylic on canvas, 1987. 40 X 56 inches. Private collection. Used by permission of the artist. Photo courtesy of the Dallas Museum of Art.

The concept of ascension, of the rising spirit, is presented in this scene of the black community in Houston’s Third Ward. Women stand on porches and hold in their hands miniature houses very much like the shrines of the home. Like black caryatids that support their households, these women are for Biggers the archetypes of their community. He brings to his work his interest in African textiles. The overall patterning of the painting—rooftops of shotgun houses—is clearly derived from Kuba cloth patterns. The railroad track is itself a horizontal path of the ghetto, a symbol of migration, mechanization, and the spread of the Diaspora from the South to the North. It represents both the underground railroad and a contemporary passage to a better way of life. The Africanized features of these indomitable women who remained behind and their royal bearing are testimony to the strength of their heritage. The ascension of the birds suggests a spirituality in the community which sustains the necessary resolve for a people’s continuity.

—From Alvia J. Wardlaw et al., Black
Art: Ancestral Legacy: The African Im-
pulse in African-American Art
, ed.
Robert V. Rozelle (Dallas: Dallas Mu-
seum of Art, 1989)

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Introduction - Ethics for a People "In Charge" 1
  • 1 - Testimony 10
  • 2 - Protest 26
  • 3 - Uplift 43
  • 4 - Cooperation 61
  • 5 - Achievement 80
  • 6 - Remoralization 95
  • 7 - Ministry 114
  • Notes 125
  • Index 136
  • A Note on the Cover Art 141
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