Download Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights Audiobook

Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights Audiobook, by Tananarive Due Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: Tananarive Due, Patricia Stephens Due Narrator: Lizan Mitchell, Patricia R. Floyd Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2003 ISBN: 9781456122430
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Tananarive Due, bestselling author and American Book Award winner, and her mother, Patricia Stephens Due, guide listeners through the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Told in alternating chapters, their story is a triumphant memoir of their experiences with everyday people fighting for equality as members of grassroots organizations in the South. Filled with drama, heartache and rousing successes, Freedom in the Family will inspire and enlighten with its riveting account of one of America’s most progressive times. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • Freedom in the Family is American history, written by those who lived it. Tense, human, inspirational, and all true, a testament to character and endurance by women who took active roles in the dramatic events that forever changed the face of this nation.”

    Edna Buchanan, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Corpse Had a Familiar Face and The Ice Maiden

  • “An important, affecting joint memoir that examines the struggles of…the civil rights movement.”

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer

  • “A fascinating and important new book…A memoir so absorbing and essential that it takes two people to tell.”


  • “Powerful…Cathartic in its recounting of past obstacles, and optimistic in its hopes for the future.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A riveting account of the Civil Rights struggle…Patricia Floyd and Lizan Mitchell make the listener fully understand the anger, fear, moral certainty, and courage that are required of those who challenge oppression. This superb audiobook gives voice to an intimate accounting of a time usually seen only through the lives of a few illustrious people.”


  • “Unmatched…Readers will quite likely be both charmed and educated by these dedicated, candid, brilliant women.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 8/6/2013

    " Should be required reading for all history and social studies teachers in Florida! There is so much they don't know! Thank you! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauri | 5/21/2013

    " Excellent read by a civil rights activist and her daughter. I thought I knew a lot about the civil rights movement in the South but learned a great deal more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abigail | 4/21/2013

    " Very interesting book about the Civil Rights Movement. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 1/15/2013

    " Enjoyed the book and the history, but I think they made a mistake trying to recognize so many participants by name in the book. It became difficult to follow and a little tedious. "

About the Author

Richard Allen is an accomplished and respected theatrical actor whose work includes Ragtime and PBS’ Great Performances: Play On! His voice can be heard on numerous television and radio productions, as well as the animated series Jumanji. Allen is also the winner of seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.

About the Narrators

Lizan Mitchell has won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration as well as nine Earphones Awards. She appears frequently on episodic television and more recently in the feature film The Human Stain.

Patricia R. Floyd has narrated dozens of audiobooks throughout her career, including Denise Nicholas’ Freshwater Road and Ellease Southerland’s Let the Lion Eat Straw. Balanced with her audiobook work, she has directed several plays at Stamford Theatre Works. She has won five AudioFile Earphones Awards.