We are thrilled to make our podcast A People’s Anthology available to all listeners in this final week of Black History Month! Launched in December 2019, until now it has only been available as a Boston Review member benefitA People’s Anthology is a reading series of radical essays and speeches, and a companion series to Jacobin’s People's History Podcast. This season highlights six short texts related to Black liberation struggles in the U.S., from Claudia Jones to the Combahee River Collective.

Introduced and explained by historians and researchers, the texts are then read by a range of poets, scholars, and spoken word artists. Among the voices are familiar Boston Review contributors such as Nikhil Pal Singh and Joshua Bennett, as well as noted writers Jackie Wang and Asad Haider. 

You can listen on Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple, or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow the links below to find out more about each episode and listen direct on our site: 

  • Episode One Claudia Jones: “An End to the Neglect of the Problems of the Negro Woman!” 
  • Episode Two Jack O'Dell: “The July Rebellions and the ‘Military State’”
  • Episode Three Jesse Gray: “The Black Revolution: A Struggle for Political Power”
  • Episode Four Fred Hampton: “Power Anywhere There’s People”
  • Episode Five The Combahee River Collective Statement
  • Episode Six Assata Shakur: “Women in Prison: How It Is With Us”