Every month, Alexa users can get three completely free audio books to listen to through Audible. If you have not enjoyed an audio book before, this is a great way to give it a try before you sign up for an Audible account. Or simply take advantage of the offer and listen to the free books each month!
No Audible account is required, you just have to say to Alexa:
Alexa, what’s free from Audible?
Or, if you know the title
Alexa, play <book name> from Audible
When Alexa answers, you will be able to tell her which book you want to listen to first.
July’s Free Audible Book – Great Figures of the Civil Rights Movements
Malcolm X. Marcus Garvey. Charles Hamilton Houston. Diane Nash. For every well-known figure of the Civil Rights Movement, there are dozens of lesser-known, yet no less significant, activists who helped advance America’s social views and helped shape race relations in this country. Most listeners have only skimmed the surface of these deeply complex, influential, and world-changing figures. Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries of The Ohio State University delves into their stories, presenting an intimate study of the men and women who led half a century of social change.
Listeners will hear the histories behind well-known names, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks, and gain surprising insight and deep context about the activists’ contributions. Dr. Jeffries also introduces figures whose names may be less familiar, but who also played vital roles in Civil Rights, such as Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Stokely Carmichael.
Each biography unfolds like a piece of riveting fiction, as Dr. Jeffries recounts the challenges and successes of the individuals – and the tremendous risks they took – while explaining how their choices transformed the way we now think about race and justice. Most importantly, listeners will discover how actions that may have seemed small or even futile at the time gradually rippled into waves of social change that impacted decades to come.
Alexa, read Great Figures of the Civil Rights Movements