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    • A More Beautiful and Terrible History

    • The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History
    • By: Jeanne Theoharis
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      5 out of 5 stars 23

    The civil rights movement has become national legend, lauded by presidents from Reagan to Obama to Trump, as proof of the power of American democracy. This fable, featuring dreamy heroes and accidental heroines, has shuttered the movement firmly in the past, whitewashed the forces that stood in its way, and diminished its scope. And it is used perniciously in our own times to chastise present-day movements and obscure contemporary injustice.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

    • By: Jeanne Theoharis
    • Narrated by: Judith West
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks as the quiet seamstress who, with a single act, birthed the modern Civil Rights Movement, Theoharis provides a revealing window into Parks' politics and years of activism. She shows listeners how this Civil Rights Movement radical sought - for more than a half a century - to expose and eradicate the American racial-caste system in jobs, schools, public services, and criminal justice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Truth of Rosa

    • By Vivian Johnson on 06-20-17

    Regular price: $29.95