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Field to Factory - Voices of the Great Migration: Recalling the African American Migration to the Northern Cities
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 1 hour 3 mins
An audio documentary about the African-Americans who migrated from the rural South to the urban North between 1915 and 1951. These Americans reminisce and tell their own stories. Produced by David Tarnow for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History and narrated by the museum's director,...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 1 hour 3 mins
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Lest We Forget, Vol. 2: Birmingham, Alabama, 1963 - Mass Meeting
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(Folkways Records, 1980), 50 mins

Songs played a large role in the movement to close the racial divide in America during the 1960s, and prayers, chants, sermons, and shouts were also fundamental to this task. Guy and Candie Carawan recorded Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph Albernathy speaking just after they were arrested for attempting to, as C...

(Folkways Records, 1980), 50 mins
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What if I am a Woman?, Vol. 2: Black Women's Speeches
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produced by Mical Whitaker, 1941- (Folkways Records, 1977), 55 mins

Volume two of a series of speeches and essays written by America’s most important and influential African-American women focuses here on 20th century activists. Readings include a letter that UCLA professor and self-proclaimed Communist Angela Davis wrote from prison, where she was held on a charge of being an...

produced by Mical Whitaker, 1941- (Folkways Records, 1977), 55 mins
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Frederick Douglass' Speeches inc. The Dred Scott Decision
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written by Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895; produced by Philip Sheldon Foner, 1910-1994 (Folkways Records, 1977), 50 mins

."When a great truth once gets abroad in the world, no power on earth can imprison it, or prescribe its limits, or suppress it. It is bound to go on till it becomes the thought of the world." Frederick Douglass time and time again proved himself a philosopher and activist well advanced far and beyond his time....

written by Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895; produced by Philip Sheldon Foner, 1910-1994 (Folkways Records, 1977), 50 mins
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What if I am a Woman?, Vol. 1: Black Women's Speeches
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produced by Mical Whitaker, 1941- (Folkways Records, 1977), 1 hour 3 mins

This collection of speeches written by influential 19th century African-American women’s rights activists presents views of equality, tolerance, action, and strength propagated by some of the people in American history who struggled the hardest to fight the prejudices and injustices of their time, and who refuse...

produced by Mical Whitaker, 1941- (Folkways Records, 1977), 1 hour 3 mins
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Frederick Douglass' The Meaning of July 4 for the Negro
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written by Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895; produced by Philip Sheldon Foner, 1910-1994 (Folkways Records, 1975), 42 mins

On July 5th, 1852 Frederick Douglass spoke at Corinthian Hall in Rochester, New York on the significance of America’s Independence Day. Ossie Davis reads this speech, compiled by Phil Foner, which demonstrates Douglass’ incomparable skill in oration and commands respect for the legendary thinker and activist....

written by Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895; produced by Philip Sheldon Foner, 1910-1994 (Folkways Records, 1975), 42 mins
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Blacks in the American Revolutionary War
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produced by Jean M. Brannon, fl. 1974 (Folkways Records, 1974), 26 mins

Recorded on the eve of the 200th anniversary of the American revolutionary war, Jean Brannon highlights the indispensable role that black men—both slaves and free—played in securing America’s freedom. As soldiers, sailors, messengers, doctors and relief workers, African-Americans received significant acclaim...

produced by Jean M. Brannon, fl. 1974 (Folkways Records, 1974), 26 mins
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Senator Joseph R. McCarthy
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(Folkways Records, 1968), 48 mins

February 9th, 1950: McCarthy “discovered Communism the way Columbus discovered America.” Here is a record of McCarthy’s infamous interrogations of accused “communists,” with commentary from Emile de Antonio describing how in fact the junior Senator from Wisconsin perfected “the big lie technique” t...

(Folkways Records, 1968), 48 mins
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Autobiography of Frederick Douglass, Vol. 2
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written by Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895; produced by Philip Sheldon Foner, 1910-1994 (Folkways Records, 1966), 53 mins

Ossie Davis reads excerpts from Frederick Douglass’ autobiography, edited by Dr. Philip Foner, which traces the abolitionist and statesman’s life from early childhood through to his significant political accomplishments. This second volume begins with Douglass’ editorial leadership at the anti-slavery newspaper T...

written by Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895; produced by Philip Sheldon Foner, 1910-1994 (Folkways Records, 1966), 53 mins
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