Four Hundred Souls edited by Ibram X. Kendi & Keisha N. BlainNotes about Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619 – 2019 edited by Ibram X. Kendi & Keisha N. Blain

Penguin Random House Audio, 2021, Libro.fm⩘ 

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Contributors:

Part One

1619 – 1624: Arrival by Nikole Hannah-Jones
1624 – 1629: Africa by Molefi Kete Asante
1629 – 1634: Whipped for Lying with a Black Woman by Ijeoma Oluo
1634 – 1639: Tobacco by DaMaris B. Hill
1639 – 1644: Black Women's Labor by Brenda E. Stevenson
1644 – 1649: Anthony Johnson, Colony of Virginia by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
1649 – 1654: The Black Family by Heather Andrea Williams
1654 – 1659: Unfree Labor by Nakia D. Parker
Poem: "Upon Arrival" by Jericho Brown

Part Two

1659 – 1664: Elizabeth Keye by Jennifer L. Morgan
1664 – 1669: The Virginia Law on Baptism by Jemar Tisby
1669 – 1674: The Royal African Company by David A. Love
1674 – 1679: Bacon's Rebellion by Heather C. Mcghee
1679 – 1684: The Virginia Law That Forbade Bearing Arms; or the Virginia Law That Forbade Armed Self-Defense by Kellie Carter Jackson
1684 – 1689: The Code Noir by Laurence Ralph Lebron
1694 – 1699: The Middle Passage by Mary E. Hicks
Poem: "Mama, Where You Keep Your Gun?" by Phillip B. Williams

Part Three

1699 – 1704: The Selling of Joseph by Brandon R. Byrd
1704 – 1709: The Virginia Slave Codes by Kai Wright
1709 – 1714: The Revolt in New York by Herb Boyd
1714 – 1719: The Slave Market by Sasha Turner
1719 – 1724: Maroons and Marronage by Sylviane A. Diouf
1724 – 1729: The Spirituals by Corey D. B. Walker
1729 – 1734: African Identities by Walter C. Rucker
1734 – 1739: From Fort Mose to Soul City by Brentin Mock
Poem: "Before Revolution" by Morgan Parker

Part Four

1739 – 1744: The Stono Rebellion by Wesley Lowery
1744 – 1749: Lucy Terry Prince by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
1749 – 1754: Race and the Enlightenment by Dorothy E. Roberts
1754 – 1759: Blackness and Indigeneity by Kyle T. Mays
1759 – 1764: One Black Boy: The Great Lakes and the Midwest by Tiya Miles
1764 – 1769: Phillis Wheatley by Alexis Pauline Gumbs
1769 – 1774: David George by William J. Barber II
1774 – 1779: The American Revolution by Martha S. Jones
Poem: "Not Without Some Instances of Uncommon Cruelty" by Justin Phillip Reed

Part Five

1779 – 1784: Savannah, Georgia by Daina Ramey Berry
1784 – 1789: The U.S. Constitution by Donna Brazile
1789 – 1794: Sally Hemings by Annette Gordon-Reed
1794 – 1799: The Fugitive Slave Act by Deirdre Cooper Owens
1799 – 1804: Higher Education by Craig Steven Wilder
1804 – 1809: Cotton by Kiese Laymon
1809 – 1814: The Louisiana Rebellion by Clint Smith
1814 – 1819: Queer Sexuality by Raquel Willis
Poem: "Remembering the Albany 3" by Ishmael Reed

Part Six

1819 – 1824: Denmark Vesey by Robert Jones, Jr.
1824 – 1829: Freedom's Journal by Pamela Newkirk
1829 – 1834: Maria Stewart by Kathryn Sophia Belle
1834 – 1839: The National Negro Conventions by Eugene Scott
1839 – 1844: Racial Passing by Allyson Hobbs
1844 – 1849: James Mccune Smith, M.D. by Harriet A. Washington
1849 – 1854: Oregon by Mitchell S. Jackson
1854 – 1859: Dred Scott by john a. powell
Poem: "Compromise" by Donika Kelly

Part Seven

1859 – 1864: Frederick Douglass by Adam Serwer
1864 – 1869: The Civil War by Jamelle Bouie
1869 – 1874: Reconstruction by Michael Harriot
1874 – 1879: Atlanta by Tera W. Hunter
1879 – 1884: John Wayne Niles by William A. Darity, Jr.
1884 – 1889: Philadelphia by Kali Nicole Gross
1889 – 1894: Lynching by Crystal N. Feimster
1894 – 1899: Plessy V. Ferguson by Blair L. M. Kelley
John Wayne Niles / Ermias Joseph Asghedom by Mahogany L. Browne

Part Eight

1899 – 1904: Booker T. Washington by Derrick Alridge
1904 – 1909: Jack Johnson by Howard Bryant
1909 – 1914: The Black Public Intellectual by Beverly Guy-Sheftall
1914 – 1919: The Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
1919 – 1924: Red Summer by Michelle Duster
1924 – 1929: The Harlem Renaissance by Farah Jasmine Griffin
1929 – 1934: The Great Depression by Robin D. G. Kelley
1934 – 1939: Zora Neale Hurston by Bernice L. Mcfadden
Poem: "Coiled and Unleashed" by Patricia Smith

Part Nine

1939 – 1944: The Black Soldier by Chad Williams
1944 – 1949: The Black Left by Russell Rickford
1949 – 1954: The Road to Brown v. Board of Education by Sherrilyn Ifill
1954 – 1959: Black Arts by Imani Perry
1959 – 1964: The Civil Rights Movement by Charles E. Cobb, Jr.
1964 – 1969: Black Power by Peniel Joseph
1969 – 1974: Property by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
1974 – 1979: Combahee River Collective by Barbara Smith
Poem: "And the Record Repeats" by Chet'la Sebree

Part Ten

1979 – 1984: The War on Drugs by James Forman, Jr.
1984 – 1989: The Hip-Hop Generation by Bakari Kitwana
1989 – 1994: Anita Hill by Salamishah Tillet
1994 – 1999: The Crime Bill by Angela Y. Davis
1999 – 2004: The Black Immigrant by Esther Armah
2004 – 2009: Hurricane Katrina by Deborah Douglas
2009 – 2014: The Shelby Ruling by Karine Jean-Pierre
2014 – 2019: Black Lives Matter by Alicia Garza
Poem: "American Abecedarian" by Joshua Bennett

Conclusion

Our Ancestors' Wildest Dreams by Keisha N. Blain

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Narrated by a full cast, including:

Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Amir Abdullah, Ryan Vincent Anderson, Kristen Ariza, Dashawn Barnes, Joshua Bennett, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Andre Blake, Torian Brackett, Donte Bonner, Mahogany L. Browne, Ron Butler, Kellie Carter-Jackson, Brianna Collette, Karen Chilton, Sean Crisden, Keith David, Angela Y. Davis, William DeMerrit, Leonard Dozier, Robin Eller, Kevin R. Free, James Fouhey, Alicia Garza, Dion Graham, Danai Gurira, Jerome Harmann-Hardeman, Jamal Henderson, Ethan Herisse, Susan Heyward, Cary Hite, Dominic Hoffman, Sherrilyn Ifill, James Monroe Iglehart, JD Jackson, Zainab Jah, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Sullivan Jones, Peter Francis James, Terrence Kidd, January LaVoy, Adam Lazarre-White, Keylor Leigh, Nicole Lewis, Dennis Logan, Chante McCormick, Desmond Manny, Jesus Martinez, Heather McGhee, Sheryl Mebane, Robin Miles, Karen Murray, Soneela Nankani, Leon Nixon, Soledad O’Brien, Leslie Odom, Jr., Adenrele Ojo, Genesis Oliver, Prentice Onayemi, Tovah Ott, Morgan Parker, Imani Parks, Lisa Renee Pitts, Imani Jade Powers, Rhett Samuel Price, Bill Quinn, Phylicia Rashad, David Sadzin, Joshua David Scarlett, Heather Alicia Simms, Shayna Small, Patricia Smith, Marisha Tapera, Tashi Thomas, Damian Thompson, TL Thompson, Ella Turenne, Bahni Turpin, Anita Welch, Jade Wheeler, Samira Wiley, Zenzi Williams, Mirron Willis, Andia Winslow, Kai Wright, and with co-editors Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain

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