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Resistance, Resilience, and Black Motherhood with Dr Anna Malaika Tubbs

In this conversation with Seetha Tan (Media Editor, The Scholar), Dr Anna Malaika Tubbs discusses what a focus on Black motherhood can teach us about resistance, resilience, and navigating a world of crisis. Read the transcript below.

"Black mothers deserve attention and they deserve to be centre stage. And they deserve to be a part of our canon on Black history and on the Civil Rights Movement."

Dr. Anna Malaika Tubbs [2017] holds a PhD in Sociology and Master's in Multidisciplinary Gender Studies from the University of Cambridge in addition to a Bachelor's in Anthropology from Stanford University. Her research, writing, and talks are centered on gender and race issues in the US, especially as these relate to the pervasive erasure of Black women. Dr. Tubbs' debut book, The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr, Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation is a New York Times Bestseller as well as a New York Times Editor’s Choice and an Amazon Editor’s Pick.

She has published articles on topics ranging from the importance of inclusivity and feminism to addressing the unique burden Black mothers carry in the US for Time, New York Magazine, the Guardian, CNN, Motherly, Blavity, Huffington Post, Darling Magazine, and For Harriet. She recently signed a major two-book deal with Flatiron Books.

Access the podcast transcript here:

Resistance, Resilience, and Black Motherhood with Dr Anna Malaika Tubbs
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