"This thought-provoking book should be read by all who are interested in understanding the major paradigms that have shaped both the moral development of African-American leaders and their respective visions of the good society. This book not only introduces a new voice in African-American scholarship. It also sets forth the basic elements for significant interdisciplinary dialogue among moral-development theorists, Christian social ethicists, and moral philosophers."
Peter J. Paris
Homrighausen Professor of Christian Social Ethics
Princeton Theological Seminary
"Robert Franklin is the only scholar to capture in a single volume the rich tradition of moral, political, and theological reflection bequeathed by Booker T. Washington, W. E. B DuBois, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. Liberating Visions is a rich, provocative, and highly readable volumeone that will be of enduring value to all who advocate and struggle for human fulfillment and the just society."
Lewis V. Baldwin
Assistant Professor of Religion