Summary

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)
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1 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 11-02-10

A disappointment and a disservice

Production values mar what could have been an excellent educational keepsake. The female narrator who introduces the segments sounds like a bored student reading a paper which she was forced to do. The sample recording sounds much better than the combined work. This is an abridged recording but I can't find an original source to see what or who was left out. American Radio Works production is a better value.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Lady Cashmere on 05-11-17

Great speeches, horrible narration

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.

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