‘The Three Mothers’ Shines a Light on Untold Herstories of Black Motherhood

In her debut, The Three Mothers, author Anna Maliaka Tubbs tells the stories of Berdis Baldwin, Alberta King, and Louise Little—the mothers of James Baldwin, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X respectively. Tubbs emphasizes that although these men are some of the most recognizable names in the Civil Rights Movement, the movement didn’t start with them.