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

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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The three mothers : how the mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin shaped a nation
Title
The three mothers
Title remainder
how the mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin shaped a nation
Statement of responsibility
Anna Malaika Tubbs
Title variation
3 mothers
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 the beginning 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
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
VMOR
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Tubbs, Anna Malaika
Dewey number
306.87430896073
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Alberta Williams
  • Little, Louise Langdon
  • Baldwin, Emma Berdis Jones
  • King, Martin Luther
  • X, Malcolm
  • Baldwin, James
  • African American mothers
  • African American families
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
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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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part VIII: The circumstances of our death
  • Conclusion: Our lives will not be erased
  • 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
  • Part VII: Losing our sons
Control code
000069447719
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008431051
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1241980893
Label
The three mothers : how the mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin shaped a nation, Anna Malaika Tubbs
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part VIII: The circumstances of our death
  • Conclusion: Our lives will not be erased
  • 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
  • Part VII: Losing our sons
Control code
000069447719
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008431051
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1241980893

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