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The Voice of Langston Hughes
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written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967; produced by Faith Berry and Yusef Jones (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 39 mins
Combines poetry, Afro-American history, folklore, humor, jazz, and gospel music—subjects of enduring interest in the 46-year literary career of Langston Hughes, the most versatile and prolific author of his generation. All ages can share Hughes's humor in these recordings from the 1950s. Selections culled from...
written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967; produced by Faith Berry and Yusef Jones (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 39 mins
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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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Mississippi Delta Blues Jam In Memphis, Vol.2
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produced by Chris Strachwitz, 1931- (Arhoolie Records, 1993), 1 hour 11 mins
produced by Chris Strachwitz, 1931- (Arhoolie Records, 1993), 1 hour 11 mins
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Brother Joe May: Thunderbolt Of The Middle West
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produced by Art Rupe, 1917- and Lee Hildebrand, fl. 1957; performed by Joe May, 1912-1972 (Specialty Records, 1992), 1 hour 12 mins
produced by Art Rupe, 1917- and Lee Hildebrand, fl. 1957; performed by Joe May, 1912-1972 (Specialty Records, 1992), 1 hour 12 mins
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Three Tales of the Psyche: Written by Bernard Barshay
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written by Bernard Barshay; produced by Bernard Barshay (Folkways Records, 1991), 52 mins
written by Bernard Barshay; produced by Bernard Barshay (Folkways Records, 1991), 52 mins
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An Anthology of African American Poetry for Young People
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produced by Arna Bontemps, 1902-1973 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 31 mins
Arna Bontemps’s readings of poems by Sterling Brown, Langston Hughes, and Claude McKay highlight this compilation. Chosen for their ability to engage and entertain children, the selections are drawn from Bontemps’s well-known book, Golden Slippers (Harpers). "These are kind and gentle poems." —AudioFile
produced by Arna Bontemps, 1902-1973 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 31 mins
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Don't Mourn-Organize!: Songs of Labor Songwriter Joe Hill
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produced by Lori Elaine Taylor, 1957-2010 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 55 mins
Joe Hill's powerful songs moved Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Utah Phillips, Si Kahn, and countless others to blend politics and song. This dramatic tribute to the Industrial Workers of the World songwriter and activist Joe Hill, features songs by and about Hill performed by Billy Bragg, Hazel Dickens, Earl Robinso...
produced by Lori Elaine Taylor, 1957-2010 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 55 mins
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Triangle Fire
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produced by Joe Glazer (Collector Records, 1986), 55 mins

One hundred and forty-six employees of the Triangle Waist Company in New York City fell victim to a horrendous tragedy in March of 1911. These factory workers were trapped inside a building as it went up in flames, and died. Joe Glazer interview Leon Stein editor of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’...

produced by Joe Glazer (Collector Records, 1986), 55 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1985), 44 mins
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