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Listen to Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi for Free

Updated: Sep 4, 2020

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Summary: Antiracism books are sold out most places. If your favorite store is sold out of the books you want, go ahead and preorder it. In the meantime, the audiobook version of Ibram X. Kendi's Stamped from the Beginning is now available free on Spotify.

  • Title: Stamped from the Beginning

  • Author: Ibram X. Kendi

  • Purchase it: Here

"Being an antiracist requires persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination." Ibram X. Kendi


Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America - more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society. 

In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. Stamped from the Beginning uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals - Puritan minister Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and legendary activist Angela Davis. - to offer a window into the contentious debates between assimilationists and segregationists and between racists and antiracists.


As people flock to understand the pieces of America's history that seems to have alluded them, antiracism books are flying off the shelves and are sold out many places. Thankfully! The Award winning Stamped from the Beginning should top everyone's list and right now is the perfect time to listen to the audio version of the book for free.

"In a racist society it is not enough to be non racist, we must be antiracist." Angela Davis


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IBRAM X. KENDI is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. He is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and the Founding Director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University in Washington, DC. A professor of history and international relations, Kendi is a contributor at The Atlantic and CBS News. In 2019, The Root 100 listed him as the 15th most influential African American between the ages of 25 and 45 and the most influential college professor. Kendi was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2019.

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