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Author: Blair Imani Narrator: Blair Imani, Patrisse Cullors, Tay Zonday Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2020 ISBN: 9780593286654
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A powerful history of the Great Migration and its sweeping impact on Black and American culture, from Reconstruction to the rise of hip hop. Over the course of six decades, an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the South and spread across the nation in search of a better life--a migration that sparked stunning demographic and cultural changes in twentieth-century America. Through gripping and accessible historical narrative, author and activist Blair Imani examines the largely overlooked impact of The Great Migration and how it affected--and continues to affect--Black identity and America as a whole. Making Our Way Home explores issues like voting rights, domestic terrorism, discrimination, and segregation alongside the flourishing of arts and culture, activism, and civil rights. Imani shows how these influences shaped America's workforce and wealth distribution by featuring the stories of notable people and events, relevant data, and family histories. The experiences of prominent figures such as James Baldwin, Fannie Lou Hamer, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X), Ella Baker, and others are woven into the larger historical and cultural narratives of the Great Migration to create a truly singular record of this powerful journey. This audiobook includes a glossary of key historical terms, people, and events. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

BLAIR IMANI is a black queer American Muslim activist. She is the founder and executive director of Equality for HER, a nonprofit educational platform for feminine-identifying individuals. As a political journalist and commentator, she has appeared on Fox News and MSNBC, and has guest lectured at Yale and Harvard Universities. She has written for the Huffington Post and VICE and has been featured in Nylon,Teen Vogue, Salon, Broadly, VICE, This American Life, The 405, Public Radio International, and Bustle.

About the Narrator

Asha Bandele has authored two collections of poetry, an award-winning novel, and two memoirs, including the award-winning and best-selling The Prisoner’s Wife. A senior director at the Drug Policy Alliance, Asha has served as an editor at Essence Magazine, and has been honored with numerous awards for her journalism and activism. Asha lives in Brooklyn, where she is raising her daughter Nisa and continuing to advocate for the nation’s most harmed communities.