Black History Month

VOICES IN ACTION

Celebrate Black History with our special collection of
best sellers, influential classics, and new authors.
Growing up as a child in the '80s, Black History Month seemed like it was simply the time of year when schools shined a brief light on slavery and the civil rights movement. I remember bristling at the idea that a whole people’s story, including mine, could be relegated to one month—the shortest month of the year, no less. It took age and perspective to appreciate the opportunity of it all.

Over time, I’ve come to see Black History Month as a time to reflect on how far our community has come, and to shine that light on our Black artists and thought leaders. This year we've chosen to highlight luminaries who've taken the lead in shaping change and movement. Activism comes in many different forms and requires a sense of both community and individual empowerment. Hearing others’ stories of trials, tribulations, and triumphs can play an integral part in heightening our consciousness. So let’s keep that sense of power going and celebrate all these Voices in Action. —Abby, Audible Editor

Interview: Dick Gregory’s Provocatively Titled Memoir Is Still Causing a Stir Decades Later

[Dick] would always say, 'Wars and battles are not won by singers and dancers. They're won by activists...'

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  • [Dick] would always say, 'Wars and battles are not won by singers and dancers. They're won by activists...'