African-American Collection


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(4.5 stars; 6 reviews)

This collection recognizes Black History Month, February 2007. Two excellent resources for public domain African American writing are African American Writers (Bookshelf) and The Book of American Negro Poetry, edited by James Weldon Johnson. Johnson's collection inspired the Harlem Renaissance generation to establish a firm African-American literary tradition in the United States. (Summary by Alan)

(0 hr 48 min)

Chapters

My Escape from Slavery 38:22 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
The Feet of Judas 1:58 Read by LaVerne Henderson
I Want to Die While You Love Me 1:01 Read by LaVerne Henderson
I Want to Die While You Love Me 1:07 Read by Philippa Willitts
A Negro Love Song 1:10 Read by Victoria Grace
Question 0:45 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
Sonnet 1:14 Read by Philippa Willitts
Sunset 0:58 Read by Beth Peat
The Negro Speaks of Rivers 1:12 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
Turn Me to My Yellow Leaves 0:49 Read by Barbara Pfaff

Reviews

Nice

(4 stars)

The piece by Frederick Douglass was valuable. The poems were nice. Various readers did from okay to excellent.