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Grace Spring Forum Online with Anna Malaika Tubbs: The Three Mothers

Monday, May 10 @ 6:00 pm

Berdis Baldwin, Alberta King, Louise Little. Virtually nothing has been said about these extraordinary women until now, but the fundamental belief in equal justice and dignity came above all else from the three mothers of James, Martin Luther and Malcolm. Celebrate Mother’s Day and Black motherhood by hearing the story of the three women who raised and shaped some of America’s most pivotal heroes. 

Anna Malaika Tubbs, author of The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of MLK Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation, is a Cambridge Ph.D. candidate in Sociology and a Bill and Melinda Gates Cambridge Scholar, with a BA in Anthropology from Stanford and a Master’s from the University of Cambridge in Multidisciplinary Gender Studies.  

Each year the cathedral chooses a theme for inspiration and reflection, and in 2021 our theme is healing. Join Dean Malcolm Clemens Young for a conversation with the author about how her book stands against the women’s erasure, a monument to their historical importance. As Malcolm X put it, “All our achievements are mom’s.” 

Support the author and local booksellers — buy her books at Books Inc. Laurel Village or wherever fine books are sold!

Register here to join the Zoom webinar. 

Space is limited. The Forum will also be broadcast on Facebook, and posted on our Youtube channel for viewing following the livestream.   

You can help us bring the arts to life at Grace with a gift today to The Forum. Click here to give or text Think to 76278.   

About the guest 

ANNA MALAIKA TUBBS is the author of The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of MLK Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation. She is also a Cambridge Ph.D. candidate in Sociology and a Bill and Melinda Gates Cambridge Scholar. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a BA in Anthropology, Anna received a Master’s from the University of Cambridge in Multidisciplinary Gender Studies. Outside of the academy she is an educator and DEI consultant. She lives with her husband, Michael Tubbs, and their son Michael Malakai. 

WATCH Anna Malaika Tubbs on MSNBC New book focuses on mothers of key Civil Rights legends 

About the host   

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.  

About The Forum  

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.  More about Grace Forum Online