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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: NPR Narrator: Michele Norris Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The NPR American Chronicles Series Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9781611745092
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It wasn’t that long ago that black citizens had to move to the back of the bus. In this stirring collection, NPR tells stories large and small: of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and the March on Washington; of Pullman porters, an invaluable green book, and women who baked pies to support the Montgomery bus boycott. Personal recollections and historical accounts paint vivid pictures of individuals and events that transformed a nation.


  • Introduction by Michele Norris
  • Rosa Parks
  • The Club from Nowhere: Cooking for Civil Rights
  • ‘The Forgotten Hero’ of the Civil Rights Movement
  • The First Civil Rights Bus Boycott
  • Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin
  • Former Pullman Porter Subtly Confronted Racism
  • ‘Green Book’ Helped African Americans Travel Safely
  • Jim Crow: Blacks Survived with Dignity
  • The Power of Pictures in the Struggle for Civil Rights
  • Emmett Till and the Impact of Images
  • Mahalia Jackson: Voice of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Wallace in the Schoolhouse Door
  • Breaking the Color Barrier
  • Sound Vault: The Civil Rights Act
  • Mississippi 1964: Civil Rights and Unrest
  • James Farmer and the Freedom Summer
  • Freedom Riders
  • Rep. John Lewis on Prosecuting the Past
  • The Legacy of Medgar Evers
  • Julian Bond Remembers
  • Looking Back to Hear Malcolm X
  • Dorothy Height Sees Dream Come True
  • Radio History: March on Washington Recalled
  • Remembering King and the ‘Fierce Urgency of Now’
  • Martin Luther King, ‘At Canaan’s Edge’

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About the Author

NPR is a mission-driven, multimedia news organization and radio program producer of news, talk, music, and entertainment programs with a strong base of member stations and supporters nationwide. Since 1971, NPR and its journalists and programs have won hundreds of awards, including some of the most prestigious honors in journalism.

About the Narrator

Michele Norris, cohost of All Things Considered, is cowinner of the Alfred I. du Pont-Columbia University Award for The York Project: Race and the ’08 Vote and was chosen in 2009 as Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. She has written for, among other publications, the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times. As a correspondent for ABC News from 1993 to 2002, she earned Emmy and Peabody awards for her contribution to the network’s 9/11 reporting. She has been a frequent guest commentator on Meet the Press, The Chris Matthews Show, and Charlie Rose. Norris lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and children.