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His Truth Is Marching On Cover
Author: Jon Meacham and John Lewis | Narrator: Jon Meacham and JD Jackson
Release Date: September 29, 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...
His Truth Is Marching On Cover
Author: Jill Watts | Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Release Date: May 12, 2020
In the early 20th century, most African Americans still lived in the South, disenfranchised, impoverished, terrorized by white violence, and denied the basic rights of citizenship. As the Democrats swept into the White House on a wave of black defect...
Author: Blair Imani and Patrisse Cullors | Narrator: Blair Imani, Patrisse Cullors and Tay Zonday
Release Date: January 14, 2020
A powerful history of the Great Migration and its sweeping impact on Black and American culture, from Reconstruction to the rise of hip hop.Over the course of six decades, an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the South and spread across the ...
Author: Daniel R. Day | Narrator: Daniel R. Day and Omari Hardwick
Release Date: July 09, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Dapper Dan is a legend, an icon, a beacon of inspiration to many in the Black community. His story isn’t just about fashion. It’s about tenacity, curiosity, artistry, hustle, love, and a singul...
Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Release Date: April 02, 2019
A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain...
Author: David Halberstam | Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Release Date: November 06, 2018
The Children is David Halberstam's brilliant and moving evocation of the early days of the civil rights movement, as seen through the story of the young people--the Children--who met in the 1960s and went on to lead the revolution.  Magiste...
Author: Wil Haygood | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Against the backdrop of one of the most tumultuous periods in recent American history, as riots and demonstrations spread across the nation, the Tigers of poor, segregated East High School in Columbus, Ohio did something no team from one school had e...
A collection of essays celebrating the influential former first lady, by an array of acclaimed contributors and with a foreword by Lena Dunham Michelle Obama’s legacy transcends categorization. Mrs. Obama was not only our first black first...
Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Release Date: October 24, 2017
The first edition of Joel Augustus Rogers’s now legendary 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof, published in 1957, was billed as “A Negro ‘Believe It or Not.’” Rogers’s little book was priceless be...
Author: Leigh Montville | Narrator: J. D. Jackson
Release Date: May 16, 2017
An insightful portrait of Muhammad Ali from the New York Times bestselling author of At the Altar of Speed and The Big Bam. It centers on the cultural and political implications of Ali's refusal of service in the military—and the key moments in...
Author: Calvin Trillin | Narrator: Calvin Trillin and Robert Fass
Release Date: June 28, 2016
From bestselling author and beloved New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, a deeply resonant, career-spanning collection of articles on race and racism, from the 1960s to the present   In the early sixties, Calvin Trillin got his start as a journalis...
Author: Michael Shnayerson and Harry Belafonte | Narrator: Mirron Willis and Harry Belafonte
Release Date: October 11, 2011
Harry Belafonte is not just one of the greatest entertainers of our time; he has led one of the great American lives of the last century. Now, this extraordinary icon tells us the story of that life, giving us its full breadth, letting us share in th...