The Three Mothers How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin

Updated: Jun 19, 2021



Much has been written about James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X, but virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them. Author and scholar Anna Malaika Tubbs celebrates motherhood and the stories of Berdis Baldwin, Alberta King, and Louise Little in her groundbreaking debut The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation.


She dispels some of the untruths and misunderstandings around Malcom X’s mother Louise Little losing her mind and being committed to a mental institution, the assassinations of Dr. King’s mother Alberta King and his brother Alfred Daniel and James Baldwin’s mother Berdis Baldwin's brilliant mind and love for words, which had a profound effect on him becoming a prolific writer and orator.


Anna Malaika Tubbs, did a brilliant job of researching to resurrect and un-erase the stories of the three women who raised and shaped some of America's most pivotal figures.


This is an essential read for all. Get your copy at Eso Won Books.