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  • Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer - Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement | Carole Boston Weatherford

    Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer - Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

    • UNABRIDGED (33 mins)
    • By Carole Boston Weatherford
    • Narrated By Janina Edwards
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    Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from the 1950s until her death in 1977. Integral to the Freedom Summer of 1964, Ms. Hamer gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention that, despite President Johnson's interference, aired on national TV news and spurred the nation to support the Freedom Democrats.

    Sandee says: "Freedom comes at a price"
  • Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library | Carole Boston Weatherford

    Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By Carole Boston Weatherford
    • Narrated By Ron Butler
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    Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and artists of the Harlem Renaissance stood an Afro-Puerto Rican named Arturo Schomburg. This law clerk's life's passion was to collect books, letters, music, and art from Africa and the African diaspora and to bring to light the achievements of people of African descent throughout the ages. When Schomburg's collection became so big that it began to overflow his house, he turned to the New York Public Library, where he created and curated a collection that was the cornerstone of a new Negro Division.

  • Freedom in Congo Square | Carole Boston Weatherford

    Freedom in Congo Square

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    • By Carole Boston Weatherford
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson
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    As slaves relentlessly toiled in an unjust system in 19th-century Louisiana, they all counted down the days until Sunday, when, at least for half a day, they were briefly able to congregate in Congo Square in New Orleans. There, they were free to set up an open market, sing, dance, and play music. They were free to forget their cares, their struggles, and their oppression. This is a poetic, nonfiction story about this little-known piece of African-American history.

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