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WHAT TRUTH SOUNDS LIKE Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America

by | Read by Michael Eric Dyson

Contemporary Culture • 6.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

In 1963, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy met with influential African-Americans, including James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry, Harry Belafonte, and others from various walks of life, to discuss civil rights issues. Here Michael Eric Dyson weaves together the original icons, along with contemporary figures such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Jay-Z, to explain both the significance and the missed opportunity of this well-known meeting. Dyson narrates in a deep, almost booming, voice, which might be overwhelming were it not for his keen sensitivity to the ebb and flow of his prose. Whether quoting from the interviews conducted for this book or extolling the legacies of the people at the meeting, Dyson's passion for the rich African-American cultural tapestry reverberates in this audiobook. L.E. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2018]

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Trade Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2018

CD ISBN 9781250295934 $29.99 • Six CDs

DD ISBN 9781250295927 $19.99

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