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Anthology of Negro Poetry
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produced by Arna Bontemps, 1902-1973 (Folkways Records, 1954), 35 mins
produced by Arna Bontemps, 1902-1973 (Folkways Records, 1954), 35 mins
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The Poetry of Sterling Brown
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written by Sterling A. Brown; produced by Yusef Jones (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 54 mins
Poet, critic, legendary teacher, irreverent raconteur Sterling Brown reads 21 of his most memorable poems. The verses resonate with the music of the life he saw around him—the blues sung to lost loves, chants of saints praying to be in the number, tragic-comic cries in the face of hatred and injustice, and jubil...
written by Sterling A. Brown; produced by Yusef Jones (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 54 mins
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Sixteen Poems of Sterling Brown
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written by Sterling A. Brown (Folkways Records, 1973), 45 mins

Revered by his colleagues, Sterling A. Brown was once considered “America’s foremost authority on black literature.” His poems were thought to be highly intellectual yet, more importantly, extremely relatable. This sixteen poem collection includes several poems from Brown’s first published book “South...

written by Sterling A. Brown (Folkways Records, 1973), 45 mins
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Every Tone a Testimony
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produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 2 hours 27 mins
This double CD draws upon the collection at the Smithsonian Folkways archive to create a history of African American life and culture in sound—an aural history. Encompassing both the African American oral and literary traditions, these 59 tracks feature an unparalleled assembly of voices in music, oratory, poetr...
produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 2 hours 27 mins
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Sterling Brown and Langston Hughes
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written by Sterling A. Brown and Langston Hughes, 1902-1967 (Folkways Records, 1952), 36 mins

Two of the 20th century’s most influential poets representing the African-American voice are captured here reciting their own short stories and poetry. From the lyrical, lulling rhythms of Brown’s poem, "Break of Day," to longer, narrative, entertaining stories such as Hughes’ "Feet Live their Own Life," th...

written by Sterling A. Brown and Langston Hughes, 1902-1967 (Folkways Records, 1952), 36 mins
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