Black History Month is a dedicated time of year to recognize and celebrate all of the significant achievements of black people around the world. hoopla is proud to offer users our Black History Month collection, which will begin as an audiobook-specific collection, but expand when LightSpeed is released.
We’re showcasing content that covers a wide range of subjects, including these works: Kaffir Boy, an autobiographic audiobook detailing Mark Mathabane’s life during the apartheid system in South Africa; and, Flip: The Inside Story of TV’s First Black Superstar, a biography of Flip Wilson (whose TV series The Flip Wilson Show is also available on hoopla, by the way).
Powerful and historic works from authors like W. E. B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes can also be found in this collection. Contemporary author, Toure, collects stories from Rev. Jesse Jackson, Paul Mooney, Chuck D, Questlove and Toure himself in Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness: What it Means to be Black Now.
The Black History Month collection will be live throughout February. So, be sure to check out some of the outstanding content offered on hoopla by black artists today! As we mentioned above, this collection will expand to a multi-format collection as soon as the LightSpeed app is released.