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Lift Every Voice

A Celebration of Black Lives

Various Authors
More than 50 elders share their remarkable experiences of being Black in America in a collection of powerful photographs and interviews

 

For so long, too many stories that reveal what it means and feels like to be Black in America have been overlooked outside Black communities. After these long years of racial reckonings and nascent awakenings, LIFT EVERY VOICE presents interviews with the oldest generation of Black Americans about their lives, their experiences, and the wisdom that can carry all of us to a better future. The 54 fascinating individuals--civil rights activists, hometown heroes, celebrities, and many others--include:

 

Faye Wattleton, 77, Reproductive Rights Activist and the first African American and youngest president of Planned Parenthood who recounts her experience as a nurse and midwife in the 1960s
Patti LaBelle, 77, Singer/Songwriter who shares her thoughts on aging and her career as an internationally celebrated powerhouse singer
Andre de Shields, 75, Actor, Director, Choreographer who discusses the essential values and lessons his parents taught him
Fred Gray, 89, Civil Rights Lawyer who represented Rosa Parks and battled segregation throughout his life
Clarice Freeman, 100, Educator and Community Leader in Houston, Texas who speaks about how to live a long and fulfilling life

 

The insightful interviews were conducted by a brilliant team, many who are rising Black journalists from historically Black colleges and universities, and the portraits were shot by a talented group of next generation Black photographers. Lift Every Voice is named after the James Weldon Johnson poem and hymn Lift Every Voice and Sing, which is often referred to as the Black national anthem.

 

This keepsake book is both a testament to the strength of the stories behind them and a triumphant beginning for a new generation of journalists.

 

Hearst Magazines' portfolio of more than 25 powerful brands in the U.S. reaches nearly 165 million readers and site visitors each month.

Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 52 weeklies, including the Houston ChronicleTimes Union (Albany, New York) and San Antonio Express-News.

Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television and two radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households.

 

Oprah Winfrey has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world through the power of media. As host and supervising producer of the top-rated, award-winning The Oprah Winfrey Show, she entertained, enlightened, and uplifted millions of viewers for 25 years. Her accomplishments as a global media leader and philanthropist have established her as one of the most respected and admired public figures today.

Nikole Hannah-Jones is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter covering racial injustice for the New York Times Magazine and creator of the landmark 1619 Project, which commemorates the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in what would become the United States by examining slavery's modern legacy and reframing the way we understand this history and the contributions of Black Americans to the nation. In 2016, she cofounded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, a training and mentorship organization dedicated to increasing the ranks of investigative reporters of color.

 

  • Publisher: ‎Hearst Home (April 26, 2022)
  • Language: ‎English
  • Hardcover: ‎256 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎1950785815
  • ISBN-13: ‎9781950785810
  • Item Weight: ‎1.25 pounds
  • Dimensions: ‎0.04 x 0.04 x 0.04 inches