NPR American Chronicles: Civil Rights

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: NPR

Narrated By: Michele Norris

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: December 2011

Duration: 3 hours 2 minutes


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


NPR American Chronicles: Civil Rights

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