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The three mothers : how the mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin shaped a nation / Anna Malaika Tubbs.

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Butler PL - Butler 920 TUB (Text) 73174005043116 Adult: Nonfiction Checked out 05/13/2021
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250756121
  • ISBN: 125075612X
  • Physical Description: 261 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-251) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Part I: The circumstances of our birth -- Part II: The denial of our existence -- Part III: Our men and marriages -- Part IV: The birth of our children -- Part V: Our trials, tribulations, and tragedies -- Part VI: Loving our sons -- PartVII: Losing our sons -- Part VIII: The circumstances of our death -- Conclusion: Our lives will not be erased.
Summary, etc.:
"In her groundbreaking and essential debut The Three Mothers, scholar Anna Malaika Tubbs celebrates Black motherhood by telling the story of the three women who raised and shaped some of America's most pivotal heroes: Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin. Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin's son James, about Alberta King's son Martin Luther, and Louise Little's son Malcolm. But virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them, who were all born at thebeginning of the 20th century and forced to contend with the prejudices of Jim Crow as Black women. Berdis, Alberta, and Louise passed their knowledge to their children with the hope of helping them to survive in a society that would deny their humanity from the very beginning-from Louise teaching her children about their activist roots, to Berdis encouraging James to express himself through writing, to Alberta basing all of her lessons in faith and social justice. These women used their strength and motherhood to push their children toward greatness, all with a conviction that every human being deserves dignity and respect despite the rampant discrimination they faced. These three mothers taught resistance and a fundamental belief in the worth of Black people to their sons, even when these beliefs flew in the face of America's racist practices and led to ramifications for all three families' safety. The fight for equal justice and dignity came above all else for the three mothers. These women, their similarities and differences, as individuals and as mothers, represent a piece of history left untold and a celebration of Black motherhood long overdue"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: King, Alberta Williams, 1904-1974.
Little, Louise Langdon, 1897-1989.
Baldwin, Emma Berdis Jones, -1999.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 > Family.
X, Malcolm, 1925-1965 > Family.
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987 > Family.
African American mothers > Biography.
African American families > Biography.
African Americans > Civil rights > History > 20th century.
Racism > United States > History > 20th century.
United States > Race relations > History > 20th century.
Genre: Biographies.

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