How the Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation

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Anna Malaika Tubbs is the author of, "The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation." (Courtesy of Anna Malaika Tubbs)

Anna Malaika Tubbs's new book, "The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation," has been described as "a literary declaration that Black women know best how to survive in this broken world while actively mending it for everyone." Tubbs weaves a historical tapestry of the stories of Alberta King, Louise Little, and Berdis Baldwin, and argues that by understanding the full extent of their lives throughout the Jim Crow era, we gain a fuller picture of American history and the pivotal role of black women in shaping it. We speak to Tubbs about her latest book and the key, but often marginalized, role of black women in history.

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Anna Malaika Tubbs, author, "The Three Mothers: How The Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation"

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