African American Women Biography

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    • By: Gail Lukasik PhD, Kenyatta D. Berry - foreword
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 02-27-18
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 568 ratings
    • In the historical context of the Jim Crow South, Gail explores her mother's decision to pass, how she hid her secret even from her own husband, and the price she paid for choosing whiteness....

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    • Adventures of a Rogue Shark Scientist
    • By: Jasmin Graham
    • Narrated by: Jasmin Graham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 07-16-24
    • Language: English
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    • Award-winning scientist Jasmin Graham shares her challenging journey as a young Black scientist to flourish outside the traditional confines of academia, inspired by her innate connection to nature’s most misunderstood animal—the shark.

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    • A Radical Democratic Vision
    • By: Barbara Ransby
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 03-30-21
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 31 ratings
    • In this deeply researched biography, Barbara Ransby chronicles civil rights activist Ella Baker's long and rich political career as an organizer, an intellectual, and a teacher....

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    • The Life of Pauli Murray
    • By: Rosalind Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Janina Edwards
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 09-08-20
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 47 ratings
    • In this definitive biography, Rosalind Rosenberg offers a poignant portrait of Pauli Murray, who played pivotal roles in both the modern civil rights and women's movements....

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    • By: Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 02-02-10
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 16,607 ratings
    • Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells - taken without her knowledge - became one of the most important tools in medicine....

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    • Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero
    • By: Kate Clifford Larson
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 11-12-15
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 262 ratings
    • Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history - a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines....

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    • A Biography
    • By: Donald Bogle
    • Narrated by: Donald Bogle, Matthew J. Turner
    • Length: 26 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 10-12-21
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 24 ratings
    • Available once again, the definitive biography of the pioneering Black performer - the first nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award - who broke new ground in Hollywood and helped transform American society in the years before Civil Rights movement....

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    • A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America
    • By: W. Caleb McDaniel
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 01-14-20
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 93 ratings
    • Born into slavery, Henrietta Wood was taken to Cincinnati and legally freed in 1848. In 1853, a Kentucky deputy sheriff named Zebulon Ward colluded with Wood's employer, abducted her, and sold her back into bondage....

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    • The Autobiography of Ms. Pat
    • By: Patricia Williams, Jeannine Amber
    • Narrated by: Patricia Williams
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 08-22-17
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 7,219 ratings
    • Rabbit is an unflinching memoir of cinematic scope and unexpected humor that offers a rare glimpse into the harrowing reality of life on America's margins....

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    • The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells
    • By: Ida B. Wells, Alfreda M. Duster - editor
    • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 05-18-21
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 122 ratings
    • This engaging memoir, originally published 1970, relates Ida B. Wells’ private life as a mother as well as her public activities as a teacher, lecturer, and journalist in her fight for equality and justice....

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    • By: Issa Rae
    • Narrated by: Issa Rae
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 02-10-15
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 8,959 ratings
    • "My name is 'J' and I'm awkward--and Black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be."....

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    • A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Triumph
    • By: Sheila Johnson
    • Narrated by: Sheila Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 09-19-23
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 958 ratings
    • The cofounder of BET and first African American woman billionaire shares her deeply personal journey through love and loss, tragedy and triumph—an inspiring story of overcoming toxic influences, discovering her true self, and at last finding happiness in her work and life....

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    • A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
    • By: James McBride
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson, Susan Denaker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 09-25-14
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,784 ratings
    • The Color of Water touches listeners of all colors as a vivid portrait of growing up, a haunting meditation on race and identity, and a lyrical valentine to a mother from her son....

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    • A Memoir
    • By: asha bandele
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 03-12-12
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 63 ratings
    • In her senior year of college, asha bandele and a group of other writers went to a prison to read their works for a Black History Month program....

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    • By: Harriet Ann Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Mia Ellis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 12-26-18
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 449 ratings
    • Harriet Ann Jacob's autobiography documents her life as a slave and how she attained freedom. Harrowing in its descriptions of sexual abuse, Jacob's slave narrative is notable for the appeal it made to abolitionist women to open their eyes to the realities of slavery....

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    • The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis
    • By: Maria Smilios
    • Narrated by: Gina Daniels
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 09-19-23
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 40 ratings
    • During those dark pre-antibiotic days, when tuberculosis killed one in seven people, white nurses at Sea View, New York’s largest municipal hospital, began quitting....

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    • How to Be True to You
    • By: A'ja Wilson
    • Narrated by: A'ja Wilson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 02-06-24
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 215 ratings
    • Dear Black Girls is a necessary and meaningful exploration of what it means to be a Black woman in America today—and a rallying cry to lift up women and girls everywhere....

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    • Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations
    • By: Mary Frances Berry
    • Narrated by: Sharon Washington
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 12-31-08
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 18 ratings
    • Callie House, an ex-slave who led the fight, founded the Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty, and Pension Association in 1899....

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