We Rise

  • by Michelle Obama, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune, Condoleezza Rice
  • Narrated by Michelle Obama, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune, Condoleezza Rice
  • 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

We Rise: Speeches by Inspirational Black Women, is a rare compilation of memorable speeches delivered by celebrated African-American women from both the past and present. Spanning decades and elucidating the fight for equality, it not only captures important pieces of black history, but reveals the struggle from a female perspective. The live recordings in this captivating collection are preceded by a short biography to introduce each speaker. Speeches include:

Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention (2008)
Shirley Chisholm on Equal Rights for Women (1969)
Barbara Jordan, “Who Will Speak for the Common Good?” (1976)
Fannie Lou Hamer at the Democratic National Convention (1964)
Rosa Parks at the Million Man March (1995)

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Customer Reviews

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A disappointment and a disservice

Production values mar what could have been an excellent educational keepsake. The female narrator who introduces the segments sounds like a bored student reading a paper which she was forced to do. The sample recording sounds much better than the combined work. This is an abridged recording but I can't find an original source to see what or who was left out. American Radio Works production is a better value.
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- The Word Diva "worddiva"

inspirational and historical a great way to start

What an amazing way to start my mornings. Listening to my elders reminds me daily of who I am and where I have come from and the privileges I have now. all because of those that paved the way
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- Andrea

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-01-2010
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books