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We Rise

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
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Publisher's summary

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)
©2010 Phoenix (P)2010 Phoenix

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