The Three Mothers by Anna Malaika Tubbs honors three women who helped shape their sons, each of which became a historically important black man in our country: Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin. The mothers and their influences have been overlooked in history until Tubbs documented their lives in this book.
In a book review the Washington Post says, “They are honored, in these pages, as the extraordinary women they were, in their own right. This ambitious book reframes African American history, supplying the female Black experience as a much-needed perspective.”
You will find more reviews at Kirkus Reviews in “The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation” and The New York Times in “Three Women who Helped their Sons become Civil Rights Icons”.
Advocates for Women encourages you to read this book and join them in a discussion on Thursday, November 18 at 3 pm. To receive a Zoom link, email firstname.lastname@example.org.