Black Existentialism: Extending the Discourse on Meaning and Existence

Linwood G. Vereen, Lisa A. Wines, Tamiko Lemberger-Truelove, Michael Hannon, Natasha Howard, Isaac Burt

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The authors provide an exploration of the philosophical concepts of Black existentialism. Black existentialism is presented as a philosophical alternative to European existentialism to inform humanistic practices in addressing racial and social inequality. Implications for scholarly discourse are provided, and areas for future research are explored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-84
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Humanistic Counseling
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017



  • Black existentialism
  • European existentialism
  • humanism
  • meaning

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Vereen, L. G., Wines, L. A., Lemberger-Truelove, T., Hannon, M., Howard, N., & Burt, I. (2017). Black Existentialism: Extending the Discourse on Meaning and Existence. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 56(1), 72-84.