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Juneteenth

The Source of Self-Regard

Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

By: Toni Morrison
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 16 hours 1 minute

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Here is the Nobel Prize winner in her own words: a rich gathering of her most important essays and speeches, spanning four decades that "speaks to today’s social and political moment as directly as this morning’s headlines” (NPR).

These pages give us her searing prayer for the dead of 9/11, her Nobel lecture on the power of... Read more

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She Came to Slay

The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman

By: Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Narrated by: Robin Miles & Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Length: 3 hours 52 minutes

“Excellent audio book that tells the heart breaking trials and Harriet Tubman from her early days to her last. She fought all the way to achieve Firefox for some and equally for all. Read more

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Stamped (For Kids)

Racism, Antiracism, and You

By: Ibram X. Kendi & Jason Reynolds
Narrated by: Pe'Tehn Raighn-Kem Jackson
Length: 2 hours 22 minutes

This chapter book edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller by luminaries Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds is an essential introduction to the history of racism and antiracism in America
 
RACE. Uh-oh. The R-word. 
But actually talking about race is one of the most important things to learn how to do.

Adapted from the groundbreaking... Read more

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This Is Your Time

By: Ruby Bridges
Narrated by: Ruby Bridges
Length: 13 minutes

“I first learned of Ruby Bridges in elementary school, but her story was told through the lens of a lesson learned and an issue already fixed. That is not the case. This Is Your Time is exactly the message of hope that is necessary for real, ongoing change. Though short in length, it's packed to the gills with history, bravery, and hope. Ruby's... Read more

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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 minute

“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... 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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Black Magic

What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph

By: Chad Sanders
Narrated by: Chad Sanders
Length: 7 hours 41 minutes

A “daring, urgent, and transformative” (Brené Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Dare to Lead) exploration of Black achievement in a white world based on honest, provocative, and moving interviews with Black leaders, scientists, artists, activists, and champions.

“I remember the day I realized I couldn’t play a white guy as well as a... Read more

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On Juneteenth

By: Annette Gordon-Reed
Narrated by: Karen Chilton
Length: 3 hours 44 minutes

Weaving together American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, Annette Gordon-Reed’s On Juneteenth provides a historian’s view of the nation’s long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas
and the enormous hardships that African-Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction... Read more

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Black Nerd Problems

Essays

By: William Evans & Omar Holmon
Narrated by: William Evans & Omar Holmon
Length: 7 hours 53 minutes

“I really enjoyed their talking about all things nerd related, and I am rethinking Legend of Kora after reading their analysis of why they loved it. I listened to the audiobook version and I liked the fact that they read the audiobook themselves. Read more

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The ABCs of Black History

By: Rio Cortez
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 55 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“In rhyming couplets, Cortez leads readers on a journey through Black life that acknowledges pain and struggle while building confidence with examples of triumph. It’s a tricky maneuver when writing for children, but Cortez pulls it off.” – The New York Times"A uniquely crafted ABC book that portrays some of the most... Read more

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Black Ghost of Empire

The Long Death of Slavery and the Failure of Emancipation

By: Kris Manjapra
Narrated by: Robin Miles & Kris Manjapra
Length: 8 hours 51 minutes

If the 1619 Project illuminated the ways in which life in the United States has been shaped by the existence of slavery, this “historical, literary masterpiece” (Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy) focuses on emancipation and how its afterlife further codified the racial caste system—instead of obliterating it.

To understand why the shadow of slavery... Read more

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African Founders

How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals

By: David Hackett Fischer
Narrated by: Lamarr Gulley
Length: 35 hours 54 minutes

In this sweeping, foundational work, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David Hackett Fischer draws on extensive research to show how enslaved Africans and their descendants enlarged American ideas of freedom in varying ways in different regions of the early United States.

African Founders explores the little-known history of how enslaved people... Read more

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