8 episodes

Dr. Anika Prather herself, over many years, has engaged the fire and light that the classics have brought to African American throughout the history of America. She is uniquely gifted and trained to help us reclaim the canon that has been a source of liberty and humanity. As a scholar of the black intellectual tradition, she passionately argues for bringing the best that has been thought and said to African Americans and all Americans.

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Dr. Anika Prather herself, over many years, has engaged the fire and light that the classics have brought to African American throughout the history of America. She is uniquely gifted and trained to help us reclaim the canon that has been a source of liberty and humanity. As a scholar of the black intellectual tradition, she passionately argues for bringing the best that has been thought and said to African Americans and all Americans.

    Episode 08: When We Were Together and When We Were Not

    Episode 08: When We Were Together and When We Were Not

    In this episode, Anika shares how everything that unites us is deeper than what separates us as she continues her invitation to attend the Redefining Classics gathering at Catholic University on June 15th. Learn more and register at Redefining Classics!

    • 29 min
    Episode 07: Invitation to Redefining Classics at Catholic University on June 15th

    Episode 07: Invitation to Redefining Classics at Catholic University on June 15th

    In this episode, hear Anika's introduction and welcome for Redefining Classics at Catholic University on June 15th. Learn more and register for this gathering at Redefining Classics!

    • 32 min
    Episode 06: Dr. Prather Discusses the Relevance of Chinua Achebe to Classical Education

    Episode 06: Dr. Prather Discusses the Relevance of Chinua Achebe to Classical Education

    • 31 min
    Episode 05: Dr. Prather Shares a Narrative of Hope

    Episode 05: Dr. Prather Shares a Narrative of Hope

    Dr. Anika Prather tells a new narrative of hope that will alter your perspective on classical learning, how to teach history, and on America.

    • 40 min
    Episode 04: Dr. Prather Shares the Blessings of Marva Collins and Others on Her Journey to Love Classics

    Episode 04: Dr. Prather Shares the Blessings of Marva Collins and Others on Her Journey to Love Classics

    Dr. Anika Prather tells her story with the last of three stages along her journey into falling in love with the classics, including the help of Marva Collins and several graduate school professors as a help to her.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 03: Dr. Prather Shares the Blessings of W. E. B. Du Bois on Her Journey to Love Classics

    Episode 03: Dr. Prather Shares the Blessings of W. E. B. Du Bois on Her Journey to Love Classics

    Dr. Anika Prather tells her story with the second of three stages along her journey into falling in love with the classics. This episode focuses on W. E. B. Du Bois as a help to her in her early years of teaching.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Bastiaquinas ,

Excellent Jazz; Digital Problem

While I have enjoyed the first three episodes, learning how important W.E.B. DuBois was for Anika Prather to see that the Western Canon belongs to everyone and leads to liberty, as well as anticipating beginning a DuBois reading group at my inner-city public school, when I started episode 4, the 4th episode of Classical Crossroads came out.
I thought the two episodes 4 might be swapped, but no; the correct episode 4 for CC is on CC.
I look forward to continuing to listen when this issue is fixed.

Christoforos Andreas ,

Dr. Prather is a uniter in an age of division

This white male of European heritage celebrates a podcast that features the winsome and wise insights of Anika Prather, a black female of African heritage. Against the modern racial boundary that tribalizes and trivializes human beings, Dr. Prather and I are united by the merits of classical education, the meaning of Christianity, and the magic of the arts, hence the welcoming pronoun of “our” in the title of her podcast: “Reclaiming Our Canon.” You will be edified by Dr. Prather’s soulfulness and humanity!

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