28 Days: Moments in Black History That Changed the World
Charles R. Smith, full cast, Live Oak Media
(Live Oak Media, March 2, 2017)
Winner, 2017 APA Audie Awards - Young Listeners Narrators: Dion Graham, William Jackson Harper, Zainab Jah, January LaVoy, Robin Miles, Lizan Mitchell, Jonathan Earl Peck, Carter Woodson Redwood. The 28 days of Black History Month are commemorated with descriptions of the men, women, and events that have been vital in defining our understanding of African American history. From Crispus Attucks to Barack Obama, Harriet Tubman to Malcolm X, Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe, the entries move chronologically from 1770 to the present and encompass all walks of life, from the armed forces and performing arts through sports and civil rights activism. Spectacular poetry and prose celebrate these important individuals and decisions that framed our country's history. A final 29th day challenges listeners to make their own historical contributions.