Michelle Obama, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune, Condoleezza Rice – We Rise


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)

Author: Michelle Obama, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune, Condoleezza Rice
Narrator: Michelle Obama, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune, Condoleezza Rice
Duration: 2 hours 8 minutes
Released: 10 Jan 2002
Publisher: Phoenix Books
Language: English

User Review:

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I enjoyed hearing the powerful words of some of America’s most powerful leaders but the narrator who gave the biographical components was just awful. I found myself questioning if it was a real person or a computer program. As a result, I skipped the biographies for all of the orators.