The Freedmen's Book


Read by Rhonda Federman

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Lydia Maria Child, an American abolitionist, compiled this collection of short stories and poems by former slaves and noted activists as an inspiration to freed slaves. In her dedication to the freedmen, she urges those who can read, to read these stories aloud to others to share the strength and courage of and accomplishments of colored men and women. In that spirit, this recording aims to gives that voice a permanent record. (Summary by Rhonda Federman) (9 hr 26 min)

Chapters

00 - TO THE FREEDMEN 1:38 Read by Rhonda Federman
01 - Ignatius Sancho by L. Maria Child 23:53 Read by Rhonda Federman
02 - Extract from the Tenth Psalm 1:07 Read by Rhonda Federman
03 - Prejudice Reproved by Lydia H. Sigourney 1:16 Read by Rhonda Federman
04 - Benjamin Banneker by L. Maria Child 20:08 Read by Rhonda Federman
05 - Ethiopia by Frances E. W. Harper - x 1:56 Read by Rhonda Federman
06 - The Hour of Freedom by William Lloyd Garrison 0:51 Read by Rhonda Federman
07 - William Boen by L. Maria Child 10:53 Read by Rhonda Federman
08 - Anecdote of General Washington 2:15 Read by Rhonda Federman
09 - Prayer of the Slave by Bernard Barton 2:00 Read by Rhonda Federman
10 - Toussaint l'Ouverture, Part 1 by L. Maria Child 29:31 Read by Rhonda Federman
11 - Toussaint l'Ouverture, Part 2 by L. Maria Child 35:14 Read by Rhonda Federman
12 - Toussaint l'Ouverture, Part 3 by L. Maria Child 41:43 Read by Rhonda Federman
13 - The Aspirations of Mingo by Mingo, a Slave - x 3:03 Read by Rhonda Federman
14 - Bury Me in a Free Land by Frances E. W. Harper - x 0:55 Read by Rhonda Federman
15 - Phillis Wheatley by L. Maria Child 15:26 Read by Rhonda Federman
16 - A Pertinent Question by Frederick Douglass - x 1:40 Read by Rhonda Federman
17 - The Works of Providence by Phillis Wheatley - x 4:59 Read by Rhonda Federman
18 - The Dying Christian by Frances E. W. Harper - x 0:56 Read by Rhonda Federman
19 - Kindness to Animals by L. Maria Child 7:57 Read by Rhonda Federman
20 - James Forten by L. Maria Child 6:15 Read by Rhonda Federman
21 - The Meeting in the Swamp by L. Maria Child 14:37 Read by Rhonda Federman
22 - A Reasonable Request by Peter Williams - x 1:02 Read by Rhonda Federman
23 - The Slave Poet by George Horton, a Slave - x 5:57 Read by Rhonda Federman
24 - Ratie by Mattie Griffith 18:49 Read by Rhonda Federman
25 - The Kingdom of Christ by James Montgomery 1:30 Read by Rhonda Federman
26 - Progress of Emancipation in the British West Indies, Part 1 by L. Maria Ch… 25:45 Read by Rhonda Federman
27 - Progress of Emancipation in the British West Indies, Part 2 by L. Maria Ch… 18:58 Read by Rhonda Federman
28 - The Last Night of Slavery by James Montgomery 1:18 Read by Rhonda Federman
29 - Madison Washington by L. Maria Child 14:58 Read by Rhonda Federman
30 - Extract from the Virginia Bill of Rights 1:10 Read by Rhonda Federman
31 - Praise of Creation by George Horton - x 1:23 Read by Rhonda Federman
32 - Frederick Douglass, Part 1 by L. Maria Child 21:07 Read by Rhonda Federman
33 - Frederick Douglass, Part 2 by L. Maria Child 19:22 Read by Rhonda Federman
34 - How the Good Work goes on 1:21 Read by Rhonda Federman
35 - Dedication Hymn by J. M. Whitefield - x 2:49 Read by Rhonda Federman
36 - A Prayer by John G. Whittier 0:47 Read by Rhonda Federman
37 - William and Ellen Crafts, Part 1 by L. Maria Child 28:43 Read by Rhonda Federman
38 - William and Ellen Crafts, Part 2 by L. Maria Child 23:08 Read by Rhonda Federman
39 - Spring by George Horton - x 1:58 Read by Rhonda Federman
40 - The Good Grandmother by Harriet Jacobs - x 27:51 Read by Rhonda Federman
41 - The Colored Mother's Prayer 1:24 Read by Rhonda Federman
42 - William Costin 1:56 Read by Rhonda Federman
43 - Education of Children by L. Maria Child 10:28 Read by Rhonda Federman
44 - Thank God for Little Children by Frances E. W. Harper - x 1:36 Read by Rhonda Federman
45 - Sam and Andy by Harriet Beecher Stowe 29:05 Read by Rhonda Federman
46 - John Brown by L. Maria Child 3:38 Read by Rhonda Federman
47 - The Air of Freedom by Frances E. W. Harper - x 3:12 Read by Rhonda Federman
48 - Emancipation in the District of Columbia by James Madison Bell - x 2:46 Read by Rhonda Federman
49 - The Laws of Health by L. Maria Child 8:37 Read by Rhonda Federman
50 - President Lincoln's Proclamation of Emancipation by Frances E. W. Harper -… 1:54 Read by Rhonda Federman
51 - New-Year's Day on the Islands of South Carolina by Charlotte L. Forten - x 12:45 Read by Rhonda Federman
52 - Song of the Negro Boatmen at Port Royal, S. C. by John G. Whittier 2:40 Read by Rhonda Federman
53 - Extract from Speech to Colored People in Charleston by Hon. Henry Wilson 5:57 Read by Rhonda Federman
54 - Extract from Speech to Colored People in Charleston by Hon. Judge Kelly 4:43 Read by Rhonda Federman
55 - Black Tom by A Yankee Soldier 3:04 Read by Rhonda Federman
56 - Letter from a Freedman by Jourdon Anderson - x 6:10 Read by Rhonda Federman
57 - Colonel Robert G. Shaw by Eliza B. Sedgwick 2:13 Read by Rhonda Federman
58 - Advice from an Old Friend by L. Maria Child 16:42 Read by Rhonda Federman
59 - Day of Jubilee by A. G. Duncan 1:12 Read by Rhonda Federman