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A Tale Of Three Pivotal American Mothers

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Piles of books have been written about Martin Luther King, Junior, Malcolm X, and James Baldwin. But what about the people who raised them and shaped their views of the world, a world they all had a hand in changing?

The mothers of these three influential men are the subject of Anna Malaika Tubbs's book The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation.

The author, shaped in part by her own mother's advocacy for the rights of women and children, is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge. She visits with stories of the three mothers she profiles, Alberta King, Louise Little, and Berdis Baldwin.

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