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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
- An American Slave
- By: Frederick Douglass
- Narrated by: Raymond Hearn
- Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
This classic of American literature, a dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave, was first published in 1845, when its author had just achieved his freedom. It is a story that shocked the world with its first-hand account of the horrors of slavery. The book was an incredible success. It sold over 30,000 copies and was an international best seller.
A fantastic story every American should read!
- By Hercules Mulligan on 03-20-17
Made Me Cry & Laugh!
I greatly appreciate the opportunity to have been able to listen to this biography! The will of the human spirit is palpable long after Mr. Douglass' death and I'm proud to know the type of stock I come from; blacks are not just victims to the harsh institution of slavery/ America but also how through personal responsibility one can find mental and physical freedom in the face of incredible odds. At times I laughed and at times I mourned for my ancestors in reading this book but I thoroughly delighted in all of it! I highly recommend this narrator because I enjoyed hearing the voice of a black man read the biography...it connected it more for me and made the book come alive!
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
The Future of the American Negro
- By: Booker T. Washington
- Narrated by: Andrew L. Barnes
- Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
The Future of the American Negro was written to put more definite and permanent form the ideas regarding the condition of the negro. Booker T. Washington, a prominent African American leader, educator and author, articulates the importance of Industrial education. He emphasized the importance of the development of the Negro in hand and heart training, which would provide the solid foundation necessary to attain the highest form of citizenship.
Inspirational message from Booker T. Washington
- By 99 on 07-03-15
A Prophetic Word!
This book is a prophetic word and I think if the black race were to use the principles laid out in Mr Washington's book, especially with regards to industrial education and moral education I think we would lift ourselves up to a better place in society. I thought that some of his solutions with regards to race relations and the disenfranchisement of blacks is naive ( I give the example of Black Wall Street) but overall the book was awesome and I enjoyed the narrator!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful