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Safe in a Midwife's Hands: Birthing Traditions from Africa to the American South

Linda J. Holmes on Safe in a Midwife's Hands in conversation with Dr. Rochanda Mitchell


Linda J. Holmes has a conversation with, Dr. Rochanda Mitchell, Howard University Hospital Physician, and answers questions about her book and midwives.


Healing Words Podcast: #11 Linda Holmes - An Honorable Tradition: African American Midwifery



Concern over her own birthing experience launched Linda Holmes into the African American midwifery movement.

A researcher, curator and long-time women's health activist, Linda's articles and essays have been published in medical and feminist journals and have contributed to national and international recognition of the significance of African American midwifery.


Linda's first book on the subject, 'Listen to Me Good', was co-authored by preeminent Alabama midwife Margaret Charles Smith. Her current book 'Safe in a Midwife's Hands' was published this month. It includes the voices of diverse midwives of African descent across the diaspora- both past and present and has received acclaim from Ms. Magazine. 


How doulas can help deliver better birthing outcomes


In this video Linda J. Holmes and Amber Strong shares how the old tradition of using a doula or midwife is now making a resurgence following years of negative maternal outcomes.

Savoring the Salt: The Legacy of Toni Cade Bambara


Chadra & Linda - Toni Cade Bambara, Midwives & The Ancestors #VirtualSankofa




A Joyous Revolt: Toni Cade Bambara, Writer and Activist


Black Renaissance Noire Readings & Reception - 04 Linda Janet Holmes


Talk on Toni Cade Bambara at New York University (NYU). Hosted by Quincey Troupe.