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The Purpose of Power Cover
Author: Alicia Garza
Release Date: October 20, 2020
An essential guide to building transformative movements to address the challenges of our time, from one of the country’s leading organizers and a co-creator of Black Lives Matter  In 2013, Alicia Gar...
The Purpose of Power Cover
Killing the Black Body Cover
Author: Dorothy Roberts
Release Date: October 13, 2020
This is a no-holds-barred response to the liberal and conservative retreat from an assertive, activist, and socially transformative civil rights agenda of recent years--using a black feminist lens and the issue of  the impact of recent legi...
Killing the Black Body Cover
Author: Toni Morrison | Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Release Date: May 05, 2020
An immensely persuasive work of literary criticism that opens a new chapter in the American dialogue on race -- and promises to change the way we read American literature.Morrison shows how much the themes of freedom and individualism, manhood a...
A riveting collection of the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and mortal struggles of enslaved people seeking freedom: These are the true stories of the Underground Railroad.Featuring a powerful introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates As a conductor for the ...
Author: MaryAnne Howland | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Release Date: January 28, 2020
An eye-opening look at one mother's determination to provide positive male role models for her son, and the power of great mentoring to change lives.When MaryAnne Howland's son was turning thirteen she organized a "Black Mitzvah" rite of passage cele...
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: 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: Danielle L. McGuire | Narrator: Robin Miles
Release Date: March 12, 2019
Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery’s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the ...
Author: Veronica Chambers | Narrator: January LaVoy and Sullivan Jones
Release Date: March 05, 2019
From the editor of the bestselling anthology The Meaning of Michelle, a celebration of one of the greatest stars of our time, Beyoncé Knowles-CarterBeyoncé. Her name conjures more than music, it has come to be synonymous with beauty, gl...
Author: Wes Moore, Bret Witter and Chris Wilson | Narrator: Wes Moore and Chris Wilson
Release Date: February 05, 2019
The inspiring, instructive, and ultimately triumphant memoir of a man who used hard work and a Master Plan to turn a life sentence into a second chance.Growing up in a tough Washington, D.C., neighborhood, Chris Wilson was so afraid for his life he w...
Author: Andrew Delbanco | Narrator: Ari Fliakos
Release Date: November 06, 2018
"Excellent...stunning."—Ta-Nehisi CoatesThe devastating story of how fugitive slaves drove the nation to Civil WarA New York Times Notable Book Selection * Winner of the Mark Lynton History Prize* Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award *&...
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...