Julian Bonds Time to Teach: A History of the Southern Civil Rights Movement Audiobook, by Julian Bond Play Audiobook Sample

Julian Bond's Time to Teach: A History of the Southern Civil Rights Movement Audiobook

Julian Bonds Time to Teach: A History of the Southern Civil Rights Movement Audiobook, by Julian Bond Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: JD Jackson Publisher: Beacon Press Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 10.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 7.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780807098288

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Longest Chapter Length:

75:34 minutes

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22 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

32:35 minutes

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A masterclass in the civil rights movement from one of the legendary activists who led it. Compiled from his original lecture notes, Julian Bond’s Time to Teach brings his invaluable teachings to a new generation of readers and provides a necessary toolkit for today’s activists in the era of Black Lives Matter and #MeToo. Julian Bond sought to dismantle the perception of the civil rights movement as a peaceful and respectable protest that quickly garnered widespread support. Through his lectures, Bond detailed the ground-shaking disruption the movement caused, its immense unpopularity at the time, and the bravery of activists (some very young) who chose to disturb order to pursue justice. Beginning with the movement’s origins in the early twentieth century, Bond tackles key events such as the Montgomery bus boycott, the Little Rock Nine, Freedom Rides, sit-ins, Mississippi voter registration, the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing, the March on Washington, the Civil Rights Act, Freedom Summer, and Selma. He explains the youth activism, community ties, and strategizing required to build strenuous and successful movements. With these firsthand accounts of the civil rights movement and original photos from Danny Lyon, Julian Bond’s Time to Teach makes history come alive.

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“JD Jackson narrates the compiled lectures of Julian Bond…Jackson’s deep-voiced delivery is smooth and unemotional, suiting both the topic and the sometimes disturbing subject matter. Subtly shifting vocal tones and pacing signal the reading of documents, speeches, laws, and trial results…Jackson’s steady, polished narration allows listeners to reflect while absorbing this comprehensive history.”

— AudioFile 


  • “His lectures are accessible, comprehensive, and compelling, and Bond…was a charismatic presence. This authoritative testimony is bound to become a staple of American civil rights literature.”

    — Booklist (starred review)
  • “There is no better book for learning the civil rights movement…His lessons for our movement will always be with us. An utterly invaluable resource.”

    — Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Every chapter radiates deep wisdom, fierce historical reality, and far-sighted philosophical insights…Bond brilliantly comes to grips with what freedom, social justice, and genuine racial equality are about.”

    — Douglas Brinkley, New York Times bestselling author

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About JD Jackson

JD Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He is a classically trained actor, and his television and film credits include roles on House, ER, Law & Order, Hack, Sherrybaby, Diary of a City Priest, and Lucky Number Slevin. He is the recipient of more than a dozen Earphones Awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy, and he was also named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013. An adjunct professor at Los Angeles Southwest College, he has an MFA in theater from Temple University.