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We Rise Speech
We Rise
Written by: 
Michelle Obama, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune, Condoleezza Rice
Narrated by: 
Michelle Obama, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune, Condoleezza Rice
We Rise Speech

We Rise: Speeches by Inspirational Black Women

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We Rise: Speeches by Inspirational Black Women, is a rare compilation of memorable speeches delivered by celebrated African-American women from both the past and present. Spanning decades and elucidating the fight for equality, it not only captures important pieces of black history, but reveals the struggle from a female perspective. The live recordings in this captivating collection are preceded by a short biography to introduce each speaker. Speeches include:

  • Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention (2008)
  • Shirley Chisholm on Equal Rights for Women (1969)
  • Barbara Jordan, “Who Will Speak for the Common Good?” (1976)
  • Fannie Lou Hamer at the Democratic National Convention (1964)
  • Rosa Parks at the Million Man March (1995)
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      "A disappointment and a disservice"

      Production values mar what could have been an excellent educational keepsake. The female narrator who introduces the segments sounds like a bored student reading a paper which she was forced to do. The sample recording sounds much better than the combined work. This is an abridged recording but I can't find an original source to see what or who was left out. American Radio Works production is a better value.

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      "inspirational and historical a great way to start"

      What an amazing way to start my mornings. Listening to my elders reminds me daily of who I am and where I have come from and the privileges I have now. all because of those that paved the way

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      "Fanny Lou Hamer alone is worth it"

      Perhaps it was my politics, by the speech by Condoleezza Rice was the least interesting. The speech by Fanny Lou Hamer is chilling. If you have never listened to her speech at the 1964 Democratic Convention, you simply must. It is one of the most difficult to listen to, because of the harrowing description of the torture she had to endure. I also recommend the speech by Barbara Jordan. She was one of the most eloquent of Congresswomen. It's too bad she was taken from us far too soon.

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