Unsung Heroes

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(4.4 stars; 4 reviews)

This book consists of 17 biographies of remarkable men and women who, in 1921, were "unsung." Some of them are now pretty well known while others are still, sadly, rather unrecognized. Written by Elizabeth Ross Haynes (herself a African American activist and social worker in the first half of the 20th century), her heroes include Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Laurence Dunbar, Toussaint L'Ouverture, Alexandre Dumas, and many others. - Summary by kathrinee (5 hr 19 min)


Foreword 1:47 Read by Jim Locke
Frederick Douglass, part 1 21:47 Read by Jim Locke
Frederick Douglass, part 2 16:39 Read by Jim Locke
Paul Laurence Dunbar, part 1 11:35 Read by Larry Wilson
Paul Laurence Dunbar, part 2 15:05 Read by Larry Wilson
Booker Taliaferro Washington, part 1 12:15 Read by Jill Engle
Booker Taliaferro Washington, part 2 15:56 Read by Jill Engle
Harriet Tubman 20:54 Read by Jason in Panama
Alexander Sergyeyevich Pushkin 13:47 Read by Larry Wilson
Blanche Kelso Bruce 9:28 Read by Jim Locke
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, part 1 16:16 Read by James K. White
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, part 2 15:31 Read by Jim Locke
Benjamin Banneker 16:48 Read by Jim Locke
Phillis Wheatley 15:16 Read by Kathleen Flanary
Toussaint L'Ouverture 11:12 Read by Larry Wilson
Josiah Henson 22:56 Read by Jim Locke
Sojourner Truth 23:41 Read by Jim Locke
Crispus Attucks 9:43 Read by Jim Locke
Alexandre Dumas 13:00 Read by Jason in Panama
Paul Cuffé 14:00 Read by Jim Locke
Alexander Crummell 5:25 Read by Tone Cluster
John Mercer Langston 16:34 Read by tovarisch



(4 stars)

The heroes portrayed are: musician Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, poetess Phillis Wheatley, writers Paul Laurence Dunbar, Alexandre Dumas and Alexander Pushkin, astronomer Benjamin Banneker, social leader Harriet Tubman, abolitionist Frederick Douglass, educator and statesman Booker T. Washington, US senator Blanche Kelso Bruce, suffragist Sojourner Truth, rebel in Boston Crispus Attucks, scholar and congressman John Mercer Langston, minister and missionary Alexander Crummell, soldier and president of Haiti Toussaint L'Ouverture, servant Josiah Henson and sailor Paul Cuffé