100/ The Story of Three Black Mothers: Louise Little, Berdis Baldwin and Albert King (with Anna Malaika Tubbs)

This is a conversation with Anna Malaika Tubbs, author of the book “The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation.”

What we talked about:

  • The lives of Berdis Baldwin, Louise Little and Alberta King and why their stories matter
  • Anna becoming a mother while writing a book about black motherhood
  • Their famous sons – James Baldwin, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr – eclipsing their own lives
  • Contextualizing their lives an the long history of violence against black women
  • The role of religion in their lives

Books Mentioned:

  • Righteous Discontent: The Women’s Movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880–1920 by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
  • We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood by Dani McClain
  • In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens by Alice Walker
  • The Mothers by Brit Bennett

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