Four Hundred Souls
A review of

Four Hundred Souls

A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

Comprehensive Black History

by David Meyer

Professors and authors Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain offer a compelling, sweeping new perspective on the history of Black Americans, both enslaved and free.

CBS News racial justice correspondent Ibram X. Kendi is a chaired professor at Boston University and author of the best-selling How to Be an Antiracist. Professor Keisha N. Blain is an award-winning historian and author of Set the World on Fire. The two authors compiled this anthology of the voices of 80 writers and poets to deliver a gripping narrative history.

O: The Oprah Magazine said the book “weaves a tapestry of unspeakable suffering and unexpected transcendence.” The Washington Post called it “a vital addition to the curriculum on race in America.”

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