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Making Our Way Home

By: Blair Imani,Patrisse Cullors - foreword
Narrated by: Tay Zonday,Blair Imani,Patrisse Cullors
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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 20th-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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Blair Imani (P)2020 Random House Audio
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  • Categories: History

Critic Reviews

"Blair Imani enlivens African American history for a new generation with her dynamic and thoughtful account of African American migration and resilience." (Jamia Wilson, executive director and publisher of Feminist Press)

"In this painstakingly crafted and researched tome, the beauty and purpose of the Great Migration comes alive in ways that reawaken our connection to our community. This is definitely one to add to your library of thoughtful, thought-provoking history books." (Vanessa De Luca, editor-in-chief at Zora magazine by Medium)  

"Making Our Way Home takes you on a riveting journey through the history of African American migration. Blair Imani crafts a poignant narrative that is an accessible, enjoyable, and valuable contribution to our people's history. The colorful imagery, lesser-known moments, and powerful statements on our tenacity and fortitude come together in a beautiful work of art." (Feminista Jones, activist and author of Reclaiming Our Space

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A crucial history lesson

This book is filled with so much positive black history that so often goes on told. It is a must read!