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There's a Revolution Outside, My Love

Letters from a Crisis

By Tracy K. Smith & John Freeman
Narrated by: Robin Miles, Ryan Vincent Anderson, Anthony Rey Perez, Kay Eluvian, Kyla Garcia, Kaleo Griffith, Greta Jung, Tanis Parenteau, Quincy Surasmith & Pej Vahdat
Length: 9 hours 18 minutes

This kaleidoscopic portrait of an unprecedented time brings together some of our most treasured writers today—Edwidge Danticat, Layli Long Soldier, Monica Youn, Julia Alvarez, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor—to give voice to the unthinkable grief and hopeful possibilities born in an era of revolution and change.

“A maelstrom of...
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The Tradition

By Jericho Brown
Narrated by: Jericho Brown
Length: 1 hours 3 minutes

Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award

Jericho Brown's daring book The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown's poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human:... Read more »

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The New Negro

The Life of Alain Locke

By Jeffrey C. Stewart
Narrated by: Bill Andrew Quinn
Length: 45 hours 33 minutes

In The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, Jeffrey C. Stewart offers the definitive biography of the father of the Harlem Renaissance, based on the extant primary sources of his life and on interviews with those who knew him personally. He narrates the education of Locke, including his becoming the first African American Rhodes Scholar and... Read more »

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Freedom is a Constant Struggle

Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

By Angela Y. Davis
Narrated by: Angela Y. Davis & Coleen Marlo
Length: 5 hours 47 minutes

In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world.

Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today's... Read more »

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I Have A Dream Speech

By Martin Luther King
Narrated by: Martin Luther King
Length: 16 minutes

If you wish to hear Martin Luther King Jr himself deliver his immortalized "I Have a Dream" speech in it's entirety then please go ahead and enable this skill for Alexa to play back to you anytime you feel the need to be inspired. Perhaps you were there during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963?... or maybe you want... Read more »

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The Three Mothers

How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation

By Anna Malaika Tubbs
Narrated by: Anna Malaika Tubbs
Length: 6 hours 51 minutes

This program is read by the author.

Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin's son James, about Alberta King's son Martin Luther, and Louise Little's son Malcolm. But virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them.

In her groundbreaking and essential debut The Three Mothers, scholar Anna Malaika Tubbs celebrates...

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The People Remember

By Ibi Zoboi
Narrated by: Ibi Zoboi & Robin Miles
Length: 24 minutes

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ibi Zoboi comes her debut book—a tour de force that uses the principles of Kwanzaa to talk about the history of African Americans.

The People Remember tells the journey of African descendants in America by connecting their history to the seven principles of Kwanzaa. It begins in Africa, where...

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Four Hundred Souls

A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

By Ibram X. Kendi & Keisha N. Blain
Narrated by: Various
Length: 14 hours 1 minutes

Four Hundred Souls

“An absolutely stunning history of African America for people who do not normally read history. Compiled of short stories, essays, and poems, it is perfect for someone who is intimidated by lists of names and dates. Each individual voice stands on its own but together they truly make a 'choir' that flows together beautifully. This is a one-of-a-kind history that is essential reading for everyone.”

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An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States

REVISIONING HISTORY

By Kyle T. Mays
Narrated by: Shaun Taylor-Corbett
Length: 8 hours 17 minutes

The first intersectional history of the Black and Native American struggle for freedom in our country that also reframes our understanding of who was Indigenous in early America

Beginning with pre-Revolutionary America and moving into the movement for Black lives and contemporary Indigenous activism, Afro-Indigenous historian Kyle T. Mays argues... Read more »

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