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The Black Angels Cover
Author: Maria Smilios |
Release Date: September 19, 2023
New York City, 1929. A sanatorium, a deadly disease, and a dire nurse shortage. So begins the remarkable true story of the Black nurses who helped cure one of the world’s deadliest plagues: tuberculosis.During those dark pre-antibiotic days, wh...
The Black Angels Cover
The Place We Make Cover
Author: Sarah L. Sanderson |
Release Date: August 15, 2023
An incredible true story of a Black man convicted and exiled from Oregon under the Exclusion Law in 1851—and a contemporary White woman wrestling with racism, faith, and privilege after discovering she’s related to two men who contributed...
The Place We Make Cover
When Crack Was King Cover
Author: Donovan X. Ramsey |
Release Date: July 11, 2023
A kaleidoscopic account of the crack cocaine era and a community’s ultimate resilience, told through a cast of characters whose lives illuminate the dramatic rise and fall of the epidemic The crack epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s is arguab...
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Beyond the Shores Cover
Author: Tamara J. Walker |
Release Date: June 20, 2023
An award-winning author charts the poignant global journeys of African Americans as she explores her own transatlantic family odyssey in this powerful history of living abroad while Black. Part historical exploration, part travel memoir, Beyond ...
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The 272 Cover
Author: Rachel L. Swarns |
Release Date: June 13, 2023
“An absolutely essential addition to the history of the Catholic Church, whose involvement in New World slavery sustained the Church and, thereby, helped to entrench enslavement in American society.”—Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Pr...
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Built from the Fire Cover
Author: Victor Luckerson | Narrator: JD Jackson
Release Date: May 23, 2023
A multigenerational saga of a family and a community in Tulsa’s Greenwood district, known as “Black Wall Street,” that in one century survived the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, urban renewal, and gentrification“The scope, the eleg...
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Author: Christopher Benson and Reverend Wheeler Parker, Jr. | Narrator: JD Jackson
Release Date: January 10, 2023
The last surviving witness to the lynching of Emmett Till tells his story, with poignant recollections of Emmett as a boy, critical insights into the recent investigation, and powerful lessons for racial reckoning, both then and now. “In t...
Author: Andrew K. Diemer | Narrator: Cary Hite
Release Date: November 01, 2022
The remarkable and inspiring story of William Still, an unknown abolitionist who dedicated his life to managing a critical section of the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia—the free state directly north of the Mason-Dixon Line—helping h...
Author: Matthew F. Delmont | Narrator: William DeMeritt
Release Date: October 18, 2022
• A New York Times Notable Book• A Best Book of the Year from TIME, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Washington Independent Review of Books, and more!The definitive history of World War II from the African American perspective, written by civil...
Narrator: Dominic Hoffman, Karen Murray and Shirley Moody-Turner
Release Date: August 09, 2022
A collection of essential writings from the iconic foremother of Black women's intellectual history, feminism, and activism, who helped pave the way for modern social justice movements like Black Lives Matter and Say Her NameA Penguin ClassicThe Port...
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 daw...
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...