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To Walk About in Freedom Cover
Author: Carole Emberton | Narrator: Karen Murray and Carole Emberton
Release Date: March 08, 2022
The extraordinary life of Priscilla Joyner and her quest—along with other formerly enslaved people—to define freedom after the Civil War.Priscilla Joyner was born into the world of slavery in 1858 North Carolina and came of age at the d...
To Walk About in Freedom Cover
Author: Randall Kennedy | Narrator: Langston Darby
Release Date: February 08, 2022
Nigger: it is arguably the most consequential social insult in American history, though, at the same time, a word that reminds us of “the ironies and dilemmas, tragedies and glories of the American experience.” In this tour de force, dist...
Author: Tomiko Brown-Nagin | Narrator: Karen Chilton
Release Date: January 25, 2022
The first major biography of one of our most influential but least known activist lawyers that provides an eye-opening account of the twin struggles for gender equality and civil rights in the 20th Century.Born to an aspirational blue-collar family d...
Narrator: Full Cast and Nikole Hannah-Jones
Release Date: November 16, 2021
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The...
Author: Suzanne Cope | Narrator: Karen Murray
Release Date: November 09, 2021
Two unsung women whose power using food as a political weapon during the civil rights movement was so great it brought the ire of government agents working against them.In early 1969 Cleo Silvers and a few Black Panther Party members met at a communi...
Author: Wil Haygood | Narrator: Cary Hite
Release Date: October 19, 2021
A NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' TOP BOOK OF THE YEAR • BOOKLISTS' EDITOR'S CHOICE • ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR“At once a film book, a history book, and a civil rights book.… Without a doubt, not only the very best film book [...
Author: Tiya Miles | Narrator: Janina Edwards
Release Date: June 08, 2021
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • A renowned historian traces the life of a single object handed down through three generations of Black women to craft an extraordinary testament to people who are left out of the archives.KIRKUS PRIZE FINALIST •...
Author: Scott Ellsworth | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Release Date: May 18, 2021
2021 National Book Award Longlist2022 Carnegie Medal Nonfiction LonglistOne of The New York Times' “11 New Books We Recommend This Week” | One of Oprah Daily's “20 of the Best Books to Pick Up This May” | One of The Oklahoman'...
Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Release Date: February 16, 2021
From the New York Times-bestselling author of Stony the Road and one of our most important voices on the African-American experience, a powerful new history of the Black church in America as the Black community's abiding rock and its fortress.The com...
Narrator: Bahni Turpin, Dion Graham, Amanda Carlin, William DeMeritt, Jade Wheeler and Chris Abernathy
Release Date: February 16, 2021
A new historical anthology from transatlantic slavery to the Reconstruction curated by the Schomburg Center, that makes the case for focusing on the histories of Black people as agents and architects of their own lives and ultimate liberation, with a...
Narrator: Various
Release Date: February 02, 2021
A chorus of extraordinary voices comes together to tell one of history’s great epics: the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present—edited by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antirac...
Author: Jon Meacham | Narrator: Jon Meacham and JD Jackson
Release Date: August 25, 2020
An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Th...